Determinations of joint or sole child custody in Arizona is based on the following factors which help determine the best interests of the child:

  1. The agreement or lack of agreement by the parents regarding the custody of the child.
  2. Whether a parent’s lack of agreement is unreasonable or is unrelated to the best interests of the child; meaning the validity of one parent’s belief that the other parent is not fit for custody of the child.
  3. The past, present, and future abilities of the parents to cooperate in decision making about the child to the extent required by the order of joint custody.

If you are a parent in the East Valley and you have questions about sole and joint child custody in their Arizona divorce case, contact the Mesa, AZ family law firm of JacksonWhite. Our Mesa AZ child custody and divorce attorney can help to answer your questions during a consultation. To learn more, call 480-464-1111.