Similarly, Courts will now be obligated to start with the presumption that equal parenting time with both parents would be in the best interests of the minor children. This is a boon for Fathers in Arizona who previously believed that Arizona was a pro-Mother State in issues of Custody and Parenting Time. The Court cannot, per the law, presume that infants and toddlers are better suited to be in the care of the Mother due to their age and needs. This allows both parents to spend significant time with the minor children developing their own bonds, activities and parenting time rituals. Much like decision-making, the party arguing for reduced parenting time for the other parent will have to overcome the equal parenting time presumption, and faces a much harder battle moving forward.
Call Gregory A. Riebesehl at (602) 621-0079 today to have your case evaluated during a free initial consultation. What are you waiting for? Look into having more parenting time with your children right now.