Legal Decision-Making Authority After An Arizona Divorce

When a parent or former spouse contests the legal decision-making goals (formerly called custody) of his or her co-parent, the dispute that results can divide a family and potentially cause emotional damage to a child.

You can pave the way for a more harmonious post-divorce future by taking your custody dispute to The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C., in North Phoenix, Arizona.

Creating Practical, Lasting Solutions For Legal Decision-Making Disputes

Experienced divorce and custody lawyer Scott J. McWilliams brings years of successful family law legal services and tireless client commitment to the job of helping resolve disagreements involving custody and parenting time issues. Our law firm is family-owned, full-service and devoted to outcomes that are in the best interests of the children of divorce.

Helping You Understand Arizona Family Laws

The laws in Arizona regarding family law matters are changing constantly. The courts now refer to child custody as "legal decision-making" and to visitation as "parenting time." New laws have also changed the factors that courts look to when deciding these matters.

At The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C., we work with you to help you understand and apply laws regarding:

  • How the legal changes to joint custody, sole custody and parenting time may still be applied
  • Who may be the primary custodial parent
  • What form of a visitation or parenting plan is in everyone's best interest

Whether you are the father or mother of a child, we strive to obtain a legal decision-making (custody) arrangement that meets your needs. We also work with you to formulate a visitation schedule that provides your children with quality time with each parent. Determining factors for parenting time and visitation rights include:

  • Who has been the primary caregiver for the children
  • The wishes of the children
  • The children's adjustment to home, school and community
  • Domestic violence history
  • And more

During preparation of your case, we strive to gain a comprehensive picture of your life's unique circumstances and structure a case that will be persuasive and strong.

Call Now For Caring, Resourceful And Experienced Solutions That Work

At The Law Office of Scott J. McWilliams, L.L.C., we understand the difficulties you face as a parent. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys about your family law or divorce matter, call us in Phoenix at 602-639-4657 or toll free from any location at 877-701-5318. You may also send us an email in confidence.