Avondale Legal Decision Making
An Avondale legal decision making attorney will aid you in understanding the law involved with legal decision making in Maricopa county, Arizona. The Enholm Law, PLLC Avondale legal decision making attorney appointed to your case will meet with you, in Avondale, to evaluate all of the specific issues involved with your case. Call today and arrange a consultation to talk about your specific situation.
Legal decision making is commonly thought of as child custody. In Arizona, as of January 2013, the court system has separated parenting time from legal decision making. This makes the child custody process much more complex. Legal decision making is which parent decides all of the major issues surrounding religion, education, medical and other important decisions for your child. When ruling on legal decision making, the Arizona courts gives no preferential treatment to either parent because of gender. These rulings are governed by Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 25-403 and ARS 25-403.01. These two statutes cover the best interests of the child. They focus on not creating any undue hardship for the child due to the fact that their parents are no longer living together.
Working with an Avondale legal decision making attorney is the best possible way for you to insure you know your rights, know your responsibilities and are within compliance with all requirements under the law.
Types Of Legal Decision Making
The court can award three types of legal decision making during a child custody case. Please note that regardless of the legal decision making type granted in your case, the court makes every effort to insure that both parents receive meaningful and equal parenting time. The court wishes to insure that the minor child, or children, will have both frequent, and meaningful, contact with both parents. The only time this is not the case is if the court finds, after a hearing, that equal parenting time could possibly endanger the child’s physical, mental, moral or emotional health. Consulting with An Avondale legal decision making attorney will help you formulate the exact type of decision making you feel is best for your child.
Sole Legal Decision Making
This is when only one parent will have the right to make all legal decisions for the child. Sole legal decision making does not mean that all decisions are unilateral. Both parents may talk about these decisions, but the parent awarded sole legal decision making will have final say on these matters. This can also be agreed upon by both parents and the court will award this to them.
Joint Legal Decision Making
Both parents in this case will have the equal right to make decisions for their child. Neither parent will have preference over the other’s decision. The court may order that certain issues regarding the child will be decided by only one parent.
Joint Legal Decision Making With Final Decision Making
In this scenario, both parents will be involved in legal decision making for the child. The difference here is that one of the parents will have final say in all matters. This can best be thought of as one parent having one vote and the other parent having two votes on all major matters.
Determining Legal Decision Making
Many factors are looked at by the court before awarding legal decision making to either parent. Call an Enholm Law, PLLC Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney today and arrange a consultation to go over your specific situation. The following factors are included in the process:
- The parent’s preferences.
- The age of the child.
- Mental and physical heath of the child.
- The amount of time the parent can spare from work.
- Mental and physical health of the parents.
- History of domestic violence.
- Criminal record of the parents.
- Any parental history of alcohol or drug abuse.
- The progress of the child in school.
- The child’s preferences for legal decision making.
Working with an Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney
Your first interaction with an Enholm Law, PLLC Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney is going to be a consultation. During your initial consultation, you and your Attorney will devise a strategy plan to move forward. This is a time set aside for you to review the important facts and legal issues of your case. You will also discuss any and all documents that have been drafted and any evidence that has been compiled. During this initial meeting, your Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney will advise you on areas of risk and areas of strength in your case.
From this point your Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney will set your case for a Temporary Orders Hearing or Resolution Management Conference and your case will begin to develop fully into a trial or a full settlement.
Enholm Law, PLLC – What to expect
At Enholm Law, PLLC, we take our clients seriously and realize that you are turning to us to help protect your rights and interests during this process. Any involvement with the law can be a stressful, emotional time and our staff is here to provide you the legal and personal support you need at this time. We insure that every client receives the following treatment.
- Bi-weekly calls concerning the status of your case.
- All of your calls will be returned within 24 hours.
- A clear fee structure based on an hourly or flat fee model.
- A comprehensive plan that everyone understands.
- A high level of competency from our Attorneys.
- Ongoing training for all of our legal staff on the most recent laws and statutes surrounding your case.
- Meetings arranged in the Avondale area for your convenience.
Call (602) 889-6273 to schedule your first consultation with an Enholm Law, PLLC Avondale Legal Decision Making Attorney today.