“Time is what we want most,

but what we use worst.”

William Penn

Parenting Time From the moment your first child is born, and possibly the nine months before, you have been transformed into a parent. In a certain sense, from that point on, all of your time is “parenting time”, right? Your kids may not always pay attention to everything you say, but they will likely never forget the things you do. All of your time as a parent is parenting time from a personal sense. From a legal sense, though, parenting time or visitation is the allotted time awarded for a child to spend with a parent after divorce is final or legal separation has begun. Parenting time is typically awarded to the non-custodial parent, the parent without sole custody. Who Decides Custody And Parenting Time? In amicable divorce proceedings, through mediation or otherwise, a couple may submit a parenting plan. This plan would outline how the couple sees custody working, who would get parenting time, and how much. If parents are not able to agree (as they often aren’t), the state of Arizona’s court system comes into play. The Arizona Superior Court will decide these issues based on expert advice and analysis in such cases where the parents cannot agree. Custody challenges may also need the help of Arizona’s legal system with parents who have lived together, were never married, and are now separated. No matter what the situation, parents will need to consult the help of an experienced Arizona custody attorney to help reach the best possible solutions for the benefit of the child’s health, welfare, and education. Determining where the child lives and how much parenting time the non-custodial parent gets is a nuanced and complicated challenge. Leverage the depth of knowledge and relevant successes of The Law Office Of Ronald L. Kossack. Uniquely Experienced Arizona Family Law Attorney At the Law Office of Ronald L. Kossack, we handle all aspects of family law cases including divorce mediation, child custody, child support, and alimony. Attorney Ronald Kossack and the entire staff at the firm will do all they can to ensure that your emotional needs are met, while they work toward a positive resolution in your case. To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your story with an experienced Arizona lawyer, contact us online, or simply give us a call anytime at 480-345-2652.