Involved In A Divorce With Children?

Our law firm will help your family

Going through a divorce is never easy, but it becomes far more difficult when children are involved. Physical and legal custody of the children is at stake, as well as many other determinations that will affect your family's future. That's why it's so important to retain an experienced Mesa family law attorney here at Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC.

How children affect divorce

In Arizona, courts make decisions about child custody (formally known as "legal decision-making") and other matters affecting the children in accordance with the "best interests of the child" doctrine. These best interests can include the following:

  • 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:

Attorney Brad Crider can help protect your children's needs

Having an experienced attorney working for you can have a huge impact on how the court views your parenting capabilities and desires. Brad Crider has years of experience representing families in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. Brad and his team will represent you fairly and aggressively when it comes to the custody of your children. Relying on his knowledge of the law, Brad will work with you to develop the right plan to get the right message across to the courts.

Don't leave the custody of your children up to chance. Divorce when children are involved can be complicated if you don't have the right attorney by your side. Contact us online today to set up a consultation with an experienced Mesa divorce lawyer.

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