The end of a marriage will bring significant changes to a person's life, including to changes to the relationship with his or her children. Arizona parents are naturally concerned with how their divorce will impact their kids, and one way to minimize the negative impact is to work for a smart and beneficial child custody plan. For many families, this means co-parenting.
Arizona parents typically do everything in their power to make certain their children are raised in a supportive and loving environment. Nevertheless, parents are human beings, and human beings are occasionally prone to make poor choices. Sometimes the actions of a parent can directly lead to a loss of child custody.
What is best for the children is often a primary concern when an Arizona couple decides to divorce. Each parent has his or her own idea of what is best for the children. Additionally, if the children are old enough, they likely have their own ideas as well. In the best case scenario, all of these ideas are taken into consideration in deciding child custody issues regarding the couple's children.
In addition to the emotional aspects of divorce, there are a number of financial aspects that need to be considered. These aspects often include the division of assets, child support and even child custody concerns. The Arizona couple will want to address these concerns as a part of the divorce negotiations.
Circumstances in life change. When Arizona parents who have been divorced for a while with a specific child custody agreement in order go through those inevitable changes with their kids, perhaps a modification to the custody agreement may be in order. If a modification is in the best interests of the child, a court may grant the request.
A recent report from Generations United, a national group focusing on "intergenerational collaboration" between kids, young adults and older adults reveals that the rate of children being raised - at least partially - by grandparents and other relatives is on the rise. These so-called "grand-families" are often formed by trauma affecting a nuclear family, such as divorce, incarceration of one or both biological parents, abandonment or even death of one or both biological parents.
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