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FAQ - Legal Decision Making and Parenting Time (Custody)

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is supervised parenting time?

Sometimes, to prevent harm to the health or emotional development of a child, it is necessary for the court to order that a social service agency or a mental health professional be involved with a family to be sure parenting time (and even legal decision-making) orders are followed. In this situation, the court may order the agency or another person to supervise or oversee the parenting time periods. In some cases, the exchange of the child is supervised by a third person to diminish the conflict between the parents to which the child would be exposed without supervised exchanges.