Everyone expects the best when they walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers, family, and friends, but sometimes life’s path takes a turn away from the marital journey and spouses find themselves moving in separate directions.
A child custody order is an inflexible agreement. One parent cannot choose not to allow the other parent their court-ordered parenting time in Arizona. Fortunately, Arizona courts acknowledge that circumstances sometimes change, and when it comes to court orders regarding children, a legal process exists allowing them to make changes when circumstances warrant them.
Getting married is a decision between two people to join their lives in a ceremony in front of their family and friends. Often people don’t consider the legal side of the agreement they’re making while they’re surrounded by flowers, cake, and champagne.
There are many ways to make a family, and one way is to form a blended family when one or both spouses have children from previous relationships. Besides the emotional benefits of one spouse becoming the legal parent of the other spouse’s child, there are also significant legal advantages, including the right to make important decisions for the child such as decisions on education and medical care.