Buckeye Legal Decision Making
A Buckeye legal decision making attorney can help you to understand the law surrounding legal decision making in Maricopa county, Arizona. The Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye legal decision making attorney assigned to your case will be able to meet with you, in Buckeye, to help evaluate the specific issues involved with your case. Call today to arrange a consultation to discuss your specific situation.
Legal decision making is typically thought of as child custody. In Arizona, as of January 2013, The Arizona court system has separated parenting time from legal decision making. This makes the process of child custody that much more complex. Legal decision making, in the most simple definition, is which parent gets to decide the major issues surrounding education, religion, medical and other important decisions involving a child. When deciding legal decision making, the Arizona court system gives no preference to either parent based on gender. These decisions are primarily governed by Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 25-403 and ARS 25-403.01. These statutes cover the best interests of the child with a focus on not creating any further undue hardship for the child because their parents no longer live together.
Hiring a Buckeye legal decision making Lawyer is the best way for you to insure you understand your rights, understand your responsibilities and to be in compliance with all requirements under the law when working on securing legal decision making rights for your child.
Types Of Legal Decision Making
There are three basic types of legal decision making that the court can award to parents during the course of a child custody case. It is important to note that regardless of the type of legal decision making awarded in your case, the court will make every effort to insure that both parents receive equal parenting time. This is to insure that the minor child, or children, have frequent and meaningful contact with both parents. This is almost always true unless the court finds, after a hearing, that parenting time would endanger the child’s physical, mental, moral or emotional health. Consulting with a Buckeye legal decision making attorney can help you decide what type of decision making you want to have and the reasonable chance that you will receive the ruling you are looking for.
Joint Legal Decision Making
Both parents in this scenario have equal right to make decisions for their child. Neither parent will have preference over the other’s decision. In some cases, the court may order that certain issues regarding the child will be decided by only one parent.
Sole Legal Decision Making
In this scenario only one parent has the right to make important decisions for the child. Sole legal decision making doesn’t mean that decisions are unilateral. Both parents may discuss these decisions, but the parent who has been given sole legal decision making, will have final say on these matters. Sole legal decision making can be awarded to one party by the agreement of both parents.
Joint Legal Decision Making With Final Decision Making
In this scenario, both parents are involved in decision making for the child. The difference here is that one parent has final say in all matters. This quite simply means that one parent gets one vote and the other parent gets two votes on all major matters.
Determining Legal Decision Making
Many factors are evaluated by the court before deciding to award legal decision making to either parent. Call an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye legal decision making attorney today and arrange a consultation to evaluate your specific situation. These factors could include but are not limited to:
- The age of the child.
- Mental and physical heath of the child.
- Mental and physical health of the parents.
- History of domestic violence.
- Any parental history of alcohol or drug abuse.
- Criminal record of the parents.
- The parent’s preferences.
- The child’s preferences for legal decision making.
- The amount of time the parent can spare from work.
- The progress of the child in school.
Working with a Buckeye Legal Decision Making Attorney
Your first interaction with an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye legal decision making attorney will be a consultation. This will help you and your attorney outline your needs and devise a specific plan suited to your individual circumstances. You will also outline the important facts and legal issues of your case. Your attorney and you will then meet to discuss the documents that have been drafted and the evidence that has been compiled.
What to expect from Enholm Law, PLLC
An Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye legal decision making attorney will maintain constant communication with you. We always provide bi-weekly calls about your case and return your calls within 24 hours. We define clear fee structure on either an hourly basis or using a flat fee model during the initial meeting. You can expect to have a comprehensive plan that both you and your attorney have worked out that can be adjusted as needed as evidence and issues are revealed. You can also expect a high level of competency from our attorneys. Finally, even though our main office is in Phoenix, our attorneys meet with clients in our Buckeye satellite office several times a week so you can schedule meetings in your local area.
To arrange for your consultation, please call (602) 889-6273 and schedule a meeting with an Enholm Law, PLLC Buckeye legal decision making attorney today.