Hi, I’m Chris Hildebrand of Hildebrand Law. I’m a family law attorney in the state of Arizona. I’ve been practicing family law in Arizona for over 20 years. One of the common questions I hear from clients regarding the Arizona divorce process is, which of the two spouses has custody during the divorce process. If neither party has filed a request for temporary orders and the court has not already issued orders for custody or parenting time between the two parents, the law provides that each parent is equally entitled to the custody,.
Care and control of their children. That doesn’t mean necessarily mean that each parent is entitled to equal parenting time. It just means that one spouse doesn’t have superior rights to custody or parenting time with the child than the other parent. Of course, if there’s a dispute between parents, the parties should either resolve that dispute amicably through a settlement, or they should present the issues to the court at a temporary orders hearing. Some more definitive custody orders and parenting time arrangements can be made. If you have any other questions regarding who has custody of children during an Arizona.