Tempe, Arizona, Child Custody Lawyers
Child custody and visitation can be the most difficult issue for divorcing couples. They sometimes try to use custody issues to punish each other during the divorce proceedings. In their anger at each other, mothers and fathers often forget the best interests of their children.
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Focusing on the best interests of children in custody matters
At the Harmon Law Office in Tempe, Arizona, we focus on the children. We educate clients about the importance of keeping both parents involved in the lives of the children. We talk with them about the custody and visitation options available to them. We make sure that they understand the difference between joint legal custody, joint physical custody and primary residential custody. We review the criteria that the court will use when making a custody determination. We talk with them about the impact of a parenting plan on child support. We help draft parenting plans (also known as visitation schedules) that work and that are in the best interests of the children.
Working to contain legal costs and meet client needs
We work with experts and specialists to resolve child custody issues, especially those that may affect the emotional well-being of a child. We strive to obtain solid custody and visitation agreements from the beginning; this reduces the need for additional costly litigation. We employ alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation whenever we can to keep expenses down.
Our office works quickly in emergencies and will obtain temporary orders when domestic violence or substance abuse is an issue. We also assist people with requests for modification of orders when circumstances change and the original custody arrangements no longer work.
We never make decisions for clients. Rather, we keep people fully informed at every step of the process and educate them about their rights, options and responsibilities. To learn more about child custody, contact our family law attorneys at the Harmon Law Office. Call 480-829-0494 | 877-829-0494.