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Child Custody Cases

Our law firm will help your family

For divorcing parents, the needs of the children should always come first. Determining child custody is one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce with children, and one of the most potentially difficult points of conflict between the separating spouses.

That's why it's so important to retain a child custody lawyer from Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC who can protect your rights and your child's needs.

Attorney Brad Crider has worked with hundreds of Arizona families facing complex child custody matters. Whether your relationship with the other parent is cordial or contentious, you need a compassionate and committed attorney on your side.

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How child custody works in Arizona

Arizona courts use the "best interests of the child" standard when deciding custody matters. The court will take into account the child's own preferences, the parents' preferences and the physical and mental health of the parents. Other factors that may come into play include the child's ability to handle transitions, his or her educational needs and any previous allegations of abuse.

There are two types of custody at stake. Legal decision-making is the term for custody in Arizona now. A parent can be awarded Sole Legal Decision-Making or Joint Legal Decision-Making. Legal Decision-Making is the right to make decisions about the child's education, healthcare and religious matters affecting the child. Physical custody determines where the child actually lives. The most common outcome of a divorce or separation is for both parents to share joint legal decision-making while either parent can be designated the primary residential parent for the child.  However, there are many other possible custody arrangements depending on the parents' wishes and the circumstances of the divorce.

Attorney Brad Crider can help your family through this process

Determining custody is never easy. It's often fraught with conflict and emotions can run high. Brad Crider understands just how difficult this process is, and just how much is at stake for your family. He'll work hard to reach a fair resolution that meets your child's needs.

Don't try to handle your child custody case alone. Turn to attorney Brad Crider to represent your needs. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000.

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