Seasoned Tucson Attorney Jeffrey Blackman Will Fight for Your Custody and Visitation Rights
Over the past 36 years, I have learned first-hand that one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce proceeding involves determining who will be awarded primary custody of the children and what type of visitation arrangement will suffice for the parties. While divorces are difficult enough, conflicts between the parties often intensify when they cannot come to an agreement regarding the children of the marriage. Arizona law provides a list of factors known as the "best interests" that judges must consider when rendering child custody and visitation awards, including but not limited to:
- The preferences of the child or children regarding custody;
- The parents' wishes regarding custody;
- The relationship of the child or children with their parents and other members of their household;
- The child or children's adjustment to each parent's home and the community at large;
- The emotional and physical health of the child or children;
- The emotional and physical health of both parents;
- The likelihood that the parents will cooperate with each other regarding parenting;
- The extent of care that either parent provided for the children, including whether one parent was the primary caregiver during the course of the marriage; and
- Whether any coercion was used by either parent in obtaining a custodial agreement.
After examining the above factors, a judge will determine whether to award sole custody to one parent and visitation rights to the other, joint custody, or something in between. Regardless of the situation, it is important to work with an experienced Tucson child custody and visitation attorney who can help you negotiate and develop an appropriate agreement with your spouse regarding the living and visitation arrangements of your children. If this is not possible, a seasoned attorney can help fight for your rights during a custody hearing, which will involve skillful examination of the above factors and applying them in your favor. Moreover, a skilled attorney also knows that the Arizona child support guidelines presume that the expenses associated with supporting children should be fairly distributed. While that does not always mean that the financial burden is divided equally, it depends on several factors such as the standard of living, the needs of the children, etc. I have handled thousands of these types of cases, and have the skills and experience necessary to make a difference in your case.
Attorney Jeffrey Blackman: A Skilled Child Custody and Visitation Attorney Representing Clients throughout the Tucson, Arizona area.
If you or someone you know is facing a dispute over child custody and/or visitation, give my office a call now at (520) 882-2662. You can also click here to fill out my online form. My telephone consultations are always free and my legal fees are competitive and reasonable. Overall, I am a very passionate attorney whose bottom line is to zealously fight for my clients' rights and to protect their legal interests throughout the entire process, no matter what.
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