- Preference of the child
- Physical and mental health of the parents
- Nature of relationship between parents, siblings and other significant individuals
- Past, present and potential future relationship between the parent and the child
Because Arizona courts want to create the best possible environment for the children involved in the divorce, they are careful to consider other aspects of the parent's backgrounds such as criminal records, past convictions, reports of abuse or neglect, or false reports of abuse by the other parent. Judges are also sensitive to any coercion or duress placed by either parent during the process.
In addition to the initial determination of child custody, some significant matters that can be relevant in divorce cases include:
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