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Child Custody Law Scottsdale

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Child Custody Law Scottsdale

Child custody refers to the rights and obligations between parents, regarding their children, after a divorce, legal separation, or paternity decree.

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Often, the court designates one parent as the primary physical custodian, giving the other parent a schedule of temporary custody and visitation. In some cases, however, the court orders joint legal and physical custody, by which, both parents have substantial access to their children.

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Physical Custody

Refers to the amount of time each parent is permitted physically with a child.
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Legal Custody

Refers to a parent’s decision-making rights regarding a child’s health, education, and welfare
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Custody Factors

Almost every state determines child custody issues based on a best-interest-of-the-child standard.