Phoenix Joint Custody Attorney
When you are a party to a divorce, one of the critical issues you need to resolve centers on custody of your minor children. Custody can be a confusing issue, though. There's legal custody and there's physical custody. You can end up with sole custody or joint custody. What is in your best interests? What is in the best interests of your minor children? You want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to walk you through the process.
At The Law Office of John R. Gaertner, we have more than 20 years of experience protecting the rights of men and women throughout the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. We know from experience that strong attorney-client relationships tend to bring positive outcomes. That's why we are committed to providing the highest levels of customer service and attention, taking the time to carefully explain the law and the process, as well as your rights, options and likelihood of success. We won't delegate your case to an untested associate, either. You will always work directly with attorney Gaertner or with his experienced paralegal.
Helping You Protect Your Rights in Custody Matters
We work with men and women at any stage of a custody dispute, whether you are merely considering filing for divorce or your divorce is final and you need assistance with modification or enforcement proceedings. As we help you understand the difference between physical custody (where your minor children reside) and legal custody (who gets to make decisions about their welfare), we will thoroughly discuss with you the times when sole custody is in the best interests of your children, or when joint or shared custody is preferred. We can help you pursue or seek to avoid joint custody.
Joint custody can take a variety of forms, from the traditional every other weekend visitation to situations where children spend an equal amount of time with each parent. We will help you explore all your options and work to implement a solution that is in the best interests of your children.
For an appointment with an experienced Scottsdale custody attorney, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 480-359-3793, 480-991-6646 or toll free at 800-781-1693. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are welcome.