Is Arizona a “mother’s state?”
November 10, 2014
Yes. I can’t prove it, but it certainly does appear that way. If you sit back and watch courtroom trials day after day, you’re probably going to come to that conclusion on your own. But that does not mean fathers are doomed in Arizona. I have represented many fathers who were treated very well by Arizona judges. I am a strong believer in father’s rights. Although the prevailing mentality among judges, especially the older ones, appears to still be that children are better off with mothers if all other things are equal, more and more judges are giving fathers far more time with their children than was the case even a decade ago. Recent changes to the laws have encouraged this trend. If you’re a father it just means that you probably have to work harder than would a mother in your same situation. You’ll probably need more witnesses, more evidence, more persuasive arguments, and more determination to see things through to the very end of the custody battle if necessary. And representation by an experienced Arizona family law attorney who strongly believes in father’s rights is a very important advantage.
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