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Janice M. Palmer, P.C. is a Child Custody Attorney in Chandler, AZ that Can Help with Your Child Custody Case
Arizona no longer recognizes “custody” but awards “legal decision making” instead of “custody.” Additionally, Arizona no longer recognizes “visitation”, but awards “parenting time.” Arizona law does not have a preference for mother or for father; legal decision-making and parenting time is awarded based on the best interest of the child. Additionally, the law now requires that whatever the parenting time is, it should maximize the exposure that a child has with both of their parents.
Custody also known as, Legal Decision-making Authority
If you are seeking to make decisions about your child’s welfare, you are seeking “legal decision making” rights. In the past, the rights were referred to as “custody.” Likewise, if you want your child to live with you and the other parent to visit with your child, you are seeking “parenting time.”
Whatever terminology is used, one of the most emotionally wrenching decisions parents make in a divorce is the decision as to whom makes the decisions about the child’s welfare, where the child lives, and how much time they spend with the other parent.
With over three decades of helping clients through this process, Janice M. Palmer is sensitive to the emotional difficulties of getting custody of a child.
As an experienced litigator, Janice M. Palmer has been to hundreds of hearings on these crucial matters; hearings both before the divorce and hearings about modification of child custody and joint custody, now known as “legal decision-making” and “parenting time.”
Retaining child custody attorney Chandler, AZ Janice M. Palmer can be essential in reaching a positive outcome in your case. Janice M. Palmer is an experienced Chandler, AZ child custody lawyer who can help you.
There is a recent strong trend in Arizona law towards joint custody or joint legal decision-making, where both parents have the right and responsibility of making decisions about their children. The courts also support both parents having substantial and meaningful contact with their children. Many courts will award joint custody, allowing both parents legal decision making and equal or close to equal parenting time.
While it is impossible to predict who will make the decisions about your children and what the parenting time you will have with your children will be, Janice M. Palmer has handled hundreds of cases of custody and legal decision making and has extensive experience in both litigating and settling the terms of custody (legal decision making) and visitation (parenting time).
Chandler, AZ child custody lawyer Janice M. Palmer has been working with clients for more than 32 years, and when it comes to getting custody of a child, experience can make all the difference.
Seeking solutions and understanding how the law works
It is important for you to know your legal rights as to legal decision-making and parenting time. Janice M. Palmer, based on her years of practice and experience with issues involving children, can explain to you what your rights are, and can assess the likeliness of your expectations coming to fruition. Janice M. Palmer can explain to you both your rights as a parent and your corresponding duties.
At the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, we believe it is important that you have an understanding of what you are facing with a custody or joint custody matter, and believe that it is important for you to have the tools to make positive decisions about your family.
We can give you a clear explanation of state law. For example, there is a presumption that each child will derive benefit from both parents having a relationship even after a divorce. Your children’s best interest is the main focus for you and is the main focus for the court. You can discuss your wants and needs with your legal representation and move forward as a team in trying to achieve them. In addition, knowing how the law works and maintaining clarity regarding the child’s needs can assist you in realizing the other parent has a stake in the case too. If the parents are willing to compromise, it is often the basis of permanent or temporary agreements for child custody.
Difficult circumstances our child custody attorney in Chandler, AZ often encounters
Not every divorce and child custody dispute can be settled amicably through negotiation. There are situations in which various negative allegations go back and forth between the parents. They may be battling over everything from visitation (parenting time) and custody (legal decision making) to allegations of drug or alcohol abuse and domestic violence. One parent might not believe the other parent’s lifestyle is conducive to raising a child. When posed with the difficult decision of what is best for your child, you will need competent legal advice. Janice M. Palmer has decades of experience with child matters, and that experience is crucial to helping clients in getting custody of a child.
Call a qualified child custody attorney in Chandler, AZ
If you need help getting custody of a child, you need to contact an experienced child custody attorney in Chandler, AZ. Call the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C. at (480) 820-4771 or toll-free at (888) 352-7725 today!