When a married couple makes the decision to begin a family and have children, it is a huge step. The family dynamics will change forever, and family finances will be significantly impacted as well. So, logic dictates that when a divorce occurs, issues regarding the children will be some of the most important topics to address. That includes the child custody arrangement.
The ultimate decision that is made regarding child custody in the divorce process can put a framework in place that will last for years. Not only will the child custody plans determine where the children will live, who will make important decisions about their lives and what types of visitation schedules the parents will adhere to, these plans will - perhaps most importantly - impact the parents' relationship with the children.
Some divorces can be quite contentious. When this type of situation occurs, the issue of child custody can be the one issue that sends the parties into an emotional frenzy. While the child custody arrangement will be very important for the future, it is important to stay cool and stay focused.
At our law firm, we help parents in Arizona who are experiencing child custody issues in a divorce. Sometimes, child custody litigation can strain a family's resources and patience, but it is crucial to understand that getting the best possible arrangement early in the process is key. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help with your child custody issues, please visit our website. Parents in Arizona should not underestimate the importance of the child custody aspect of a divorce.