Helping Parents With Legal Decision-Making Issues

Legal decision-making (historically know as child custody), is one of the most important issues for divorced or unmarried couples in Arizona. We understand how important your relationship with your child is at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C.

Located in Mesa, we represent parents and families in Paradise Valley, Chandler and parts of Scottsdale and Gilbert. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling family law matters that impact middle-class and upper-class families in Arizona. We know how difficult this process is, but with our dedication and reputation for success, you know you are in the right hands.

Attorney Thomas J. Griggs is a certified specialist in family law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His unique experience and knowledge of the family law system provides an advantage when handling your case.

Legal Decision-Making and How It Affects Parents

The legal decision-making process has changed in Arizona. New guidelines were introduced that typically have all custody orders start with joint custody unless there is a valid reason for both parents not to share legal decision-making of their child.

The different types of legal decision-making are sole and joint. Several factors need to be considered when determining each parent's custody or visitation rights. Due to the delicate nature of these orders, our lawyers get to know you, what you want to happen and what can be achieved in your case based upon the facts and the law.

The term parenting time, or child visitation, refers to the time parents have access with the child. We understand the elevated emotions associated with parenting time issues and strive to provide our clients with aggressive representation driven by experience rather than emotion.

Do You Need To Modify Your Order?

You can request a modification of your legal decision-making or parenting time order for several reasons, including:

  • Change in job or work schedule
  • Parental relocation, such as moving to a different city or state
  • One parent is deemed unfit
  • Change in health or other circumstances impacting your ability to care for the child

We provide honest advice about your situation so you can make an informed decision. Close, personal attention can make all the difference in what options are available to protect your relationship with your child.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Options

Protect your interests by working with our law firm. We care about helping you understand your options so your relationship with your child is not harmed. Schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers by calling 480-582-0043 or filling out our online form to get started.