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The most difficult aspect of a divorce or separation for many parents is the issue of child custody and visitation. Complex custody issues can come about for a number of reasons:

  • One parent or both have irregular work schedules. One may be a pilot or a surgeon, for example, and have difficulty agreeing to a consistent parenting plan for sharing custody or seeing children regularly through a visitation agreement.
  • One parent or both may be accused of subjecting children to child endangerment scenarios because of drugs or alcohol or criminal activity.
  • A grandparent or other non-parent may have a strong nurturing bond with the children.
  • Parents may live far apart. One may live in another state, in Mexico, in Canada or in another country.
  • Parents may be unmarried.
  • Custody may be contested by the two parents and/or a grandparent or other care-giving adult in the children’s lives.
  • One parent may be in the military in Afghanistan or some other faraway location – and may want to ensure access to the children while on furlough, or may want other family members to care for children during what would be that parent’s allotted visitation or shared custody time.

Does Your Family Face Special Challenges With Regard to Child Custody and Visitation?

Lawyer Stephanie Jackson or attorney Nicole Lasiter can advise you on laws and court practices regarding Arizona parenting time. Lawyer input can help you and your spouse, ex-spouse or partner devise workable parenting plans in your divorce or separation situation.

Our law firm represents clients throughout Maricopa County and Pinal County. International custody and visitation situations, grandparent guardians, special educational or medical needs of the children and same-sex couple parenting are all examples of complex custody situations that our law firm is prepared to address.

Complex Custody Situation? Contact Our Lawyers.

At Lasiter & Jackson, we provide understanding and compassion for the delicate issues associated with divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support and other family law matters. We are committed to helping our clients and their children obtain favorable results whenever possible. We offer qualified case assessments at a reasonable cost.

Contact our law office in Phoenix to discuss complex custody and visitation questions.


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