Following a divorce, the divorced couple must decide upon who will have the legal rights to care for and make decisions for the minor children involved. During the family law proceeding, it will be decided upon where the child or children are allowed to reside and/or with which parent the children will have contact.
There are numerous types of custody arrangements which vary from family to family. Alternating custody allows the children involved to spent equal amounts of time under the authority of each parent by residing with one for a certain amount of time then traveling to the other home. Shared custody differs from alternating custody in that both parents retain legal authority over the children at all times. Bird’s nest custody puts the burden of traveling on the parents instead of the children by having the children remain residing in one home while the parents alternate living in the home. Both parents can have custody of the children, called joint custody; or one parent can have full custody of the children, called sole custody. Split custody allows one parent to have full time custody of one child, while the other parent has full custody of other children. Depending on the family situation, third-party custody may be required, in which the children are not in the custody of either of the biological parents.
Our experienced attorneys at The Sampair Group offer compassionate and reliable legal representation in family law cases dealing with high conflict child custody battles. Contact our trustworthy Phoenix child custody attorneys today to make sure that all legal decisions are being made in the best interest of your children.