At What Age Can Children In Arizona Decide Where They Want To Live?

Parents of divorced or separated parents often want to know when their children can decide where they want to live.  In fact, Arizona has no “magic age” at which the children can choose their own parenting time schedule. The Court does consider the wishes of the children in determining custody and parental access.  The Court has the authority to interview the children or have court personnel or a private custody evaluator interview the children.  Parents can request such an … [Read more...]

Can I Use Mediation If I Want To Move Out of Arizona With The Children?

If you have custody orders through the Arizona courts, you cannot move with the common children out of state, or even over 100 miles in state, absent an agreement or a Court Order. If the other parent contests the move, pursuant to Arizona law (A.R.S. § 25-408), the Court will determine whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child or children.  It is the burden of the party requesting the relocation to prove that the move is in the children’s best interests.  Some of the … [Read more...]

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