Modifying Parenting Time In Arizona

The goal of a parenting plan is to preserve a loving relationship between parents and children following a divorce or separation. A written parenting plan provides consistency and predictability of contact between a child and both parents. It also provides an enforceable order if there are disputes.

Unfortunately, circumstances change and the parenting time schedules that worked for you in the past may no longer be appropriate today. At DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, in Phoenix, our lawyers help parents secure modifications to parenting plans when appropriate.

Modifying Parenting Time Schedules In Arizona

In Arizona, our law says that it is in the child's best interests to have substantial contact with both parents, barring special circumstances such as abuse or child safety issues. However, families change over time and parenting schedules may need to change as well.

The following are examples of issues that can precipitate a change in parenting time:

  • Relocation
  • A change in employment
  • A change in a parent's lifestyle or home environment
  • Changes in a child's school schedule or extracurricular activities
  • The child's preferences
  • Issues such as mental illness, drug use or alcohol use
  • Changes in a child's performance in school
  • Physical or sexual abuse

Our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience helping parents secure the parenting time agreements they need. In addition to modifications, our lawyers can assist you with enforcement of existing parenting schedules if you are facing issues such as failure by one parent to provide parenting time to the other.

Contact Our Parenting Time Modification Attorneys

When you need to modify your child custody order, choose the right attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. Turn to the Phoenix child custody modification attorneys of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC. To schedule an initial consultation, call 602-626-9552, 800-409-0262 or contact our office online.