Gilbert Child Custody Attorney

The most gut-wrenching and emotionally charged dispute in a divorce usually centers on the children — who will the children live with, how much time will each parent have with the children, who will make the major life decisions affecting the children’s health and well-being, who will pay child support and how much, what if one parent wants to move across the state or out of state? These are complex questions with no easy answer. The court cannot impose King Solomon’s solution. However, an experienced attorney can help you navigate this potential minefield.

The guiding principle for child custody and parenting time matters is that all decisions regarding children of divorcing couples are made in the children’s best interests. The courts make rulings based on the well-being of children. We share their focus and encourage our clients to do the same. Children face an equally uncertain future when their mother and father decide to end their marriage. The children’s needs, concerns and fears must be addressed.

At Terry J. Fong Law Group, we will help you make good decisions during emotional and contentious times. We will guide you through the process you face and serve as a vital resource in determining a workable and acceptable child custody agreement and parenting plan in order to minimize emotional harm to your children and preserve your parental rights.

Chandler Parenting Plan Attorneys Focus On The Best Interests Of Children

Arizona judges take many factors into account when dividing parental time and child-related duties as part of a divorce. Again, the best interests of the children come first. Many factors are considered by the court to determine the final custody agreement (Legal Decision Making and Parenting Plan). It is important to note that the gender of a parent alone is no longer an issue because of the advancement in fathers’ rights.

Whether we mediate or litigate a child custody agreement (Legal Decision Making and Parenting Plan), we pursue the best option to ensure that the best interests of the children are served.

Chandler Attorney Litigating Child Relocation Issues

Often one of the parents wants to relocate with the children during or after the divorce by moving a substantial distance away from the other parent or out of state. This impacts the children’s ability to have continued and meaningful contact with the nonmoving parent. Whether a parent can relocate with the children out of state or a substantial distance away from the other parent depends on many factors. The court may or may not allow the relocation of the children and the court may make substantial adjustments to the moving parent’s rights under the parenting plan (visitation rights).

Terry J. Fong Law Group can advise you on the pros and cons of a contemplated relocation and evaluate the impact that relocation would have on a parenting plan and on future parenting time (visitation) rights.