As with legal custody determinations, courts will enter physical custody orders when children are involved. Physical legal custody in Arizona is commonly referred to as parenting time. Further, it is generally in the best interest of the children that parents share parenting time rights in some fashion. In some cases, equitable physical custody is better for the children. In an equal physical custody arrangement, parents share 50/50 parenting time. In some cases, however, courts may make one parent the primary residential parent, and award the other parent with reasonable visitation rights. What is “reasonable,” however, might mean something entirely different to each parent, resulting in disagreements and conflict.
For more information, contact the Mesa Arizona family law firm of JacksonWhite. Our Arizona family law attorney Tim Durkin is dedicated to the specific needs of his clients, and can assess your case during a confidential family law consultation. To schedule your consultation with Tim at JacksonWhite’s Mesa office location or our Peoria office location call (480) 779-7972.