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Tucson, Arizona, Child Custody Attorney

Raising Arizona After Divorce

Custody, Visitation and Child Support Answers for Parents

Whenever children are involved, questions about where they'll live, how much time they'll spend with each parent, who will pay whom support and how much need to be asked and answered.

If divorcing parents can't reach a happy compromise on issues involving child custody — an Arizona Family Court judge will step in and make the decisions for them. When this happens, both parents are usually unhappy with the result. At the Law Office of Hector A. Montoya, P.L.L.C., we'll provide the honest advice and perspective you need in order to stay focused on what's important: the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of your kids.

Contact our Tucson, Arizona, child custody lawyer in Tucson, Arizona, to schedule an initial consultation with child custody and support lawyer Hector Montoya today.

Arizona Child Visitation and Parenting Plans Lawyer

Joint custody is the most common type of arrangement. A joint custody parenting plan should address issues such as where the child's primary residence will be, when he or she will live with the other parent, visitation rights and similar concerns. Parents who share joint custody must consult with each other and come to an agreement on major decisions regarding religious upbringing, education, health care and other major issues.

In Arizona, primary physical custody is a subcategory of joint custody and is simply about where the child lives the majority of the time — not a judgment on who is or is not the better parent. A parent who holds primary physical custody rights is only entitled to make "day-to-day" decisions for his or her children without input from the other parent.

Sole custody is granted far less frequently and most often, only where there is an absent parent, abuse, or drug and alcohol problems involved. A parent who holds sole custody rights gets to make all of the child-raising decisions, major and minor, without any input from the other parent.

Modifications After Divorce

Sometimes circumstances require that child custody, visitation and child support orders be changed long after a divorce is "complete." Our firm can help you with these matters as well.

Pima County Modification Law Firm — Your Decisions, Our Attorney

Call our Tucson, Arizona, law offices at 520-743-1797 to schedule an initial consultation, or contact our Arizona child visitation and parenting plans attorney online by completing our brief intake/e-mail form.