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Legal Decision Making Authority and Parenting Time

Maricopa County Legal Decision Making Authority/Parenting Time and Paternity Lawyers

Matters involving legal decision making authority and parenting time are resolved with the best interests of the children in mind at Donaldson Stewart, P.C. in Chandler, Arizona. We will aggressively represent you in court if that becomes necessary, but we believe that cooperation is the best route to a resolution, not litigation.

We understand that you want to maintain control over decisions that will affect you and your children. We also know that you want to protect your children from lengthy court battles. Mediation is a cooperative alternative to court proceedings and allows both parents to make decisions regarding the children in a collaborative atmosphere.

Best Interests of Your Child in Legal Decision Making Authority Cases

Legal Decision Making Authority involves making decisions for your child relating to medical, educational, religious and personal care aspects of their lives. Parenting time involves the time-sharing schedule, including weekday and weekend visitation, holidays and vacations. The court is not permitted to enter orders based on the gender of the parent or the gender of the child. The court will focus only factors set forth in the statute to determine the best interests of the child. At Donaldson Stewart, P.C., we will assist you in fighting for the best interests of your children.

Mediation in Legal Decision Making Authority cases

Mediation is key to a successful outcome when going through a divorce or negotiating legal decision making authority and parenting time. Our dedication to our clients at Donaldson Stewart, P.C., means that we will litigate after other options have been exhausted, but we will make every effort to resolve the case before litigation becomes necessary.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding legal decision making authority, parenting time or paternity issues, please contact us.

Office Location:

Donaldson Stewart, P.C.
3100 W. Ray Road
Suite 115
Chandler, AZ 85226

Phone: 480-792-9770
Fax: 480-792-9771
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