Can a Father Get Full Custody?

Since the court’s aim is to do what is in the best interest of the child or children, there is an opportunity for either parent to be awarded full custody depending on a number of circumstances. That being said, it’s important to make sure that you are familiar with the current legal terms, as Arizona no longer uses the term “custody.” Instead, that one word has been broken down into two important issues — legal decision-making authority and parenting time.

Legal Decision-Making Authority

Legal decision-making authority refers to a decision by the court to grant authority to one person — the mother or the father — to care for the child. Having this authority means that decisions about what is best for the child — including religious, educational, and medical choices — will be granted to one adult. At the Dorris Law Group in Tucson, we can provide the expert legal representation you need.

Parenting Time

Parenting time refers to the specific amount of time that a child spends with the parent who does not have sole legal custody. Whether you and the child’s mother were married, there can be disagreements about how this time should be structured, which is why it’s important to make sure that you have an expert in family law to represent you.

Free Consultation With A Tucson Fathers’ Rights Attorney

If you are interested in learning more about Arizona fathers’ rights or obtaining a qualified family law advocate, then please contact the Dorris Law Group in Tucson for a free, no-obligation consultation.