Child custody and visitation arrangements are among the most complex parts of any divorce case or legal separation. When the child involved is two years of age or under, making a child custody arrangement can seem an impossibility.
You should request a psychological evaluation in a child custody case if and when you suspect your spouse is suffering from an untreated mental health issue that could affect the overall health, safety, and well-being of your child or children.
Drug and alcohol tests are used in child custody cases when one parent accuses another of substance abuse. Sometimes both parents accuse the other of drug or alcohol abuse. There are times parents use these allegations in an effort to acquire child custody; however, family court judges often prefer to err on the safe side and have both parents tested for habitual use.
Family courts in Arizona start with the assumption that contact with both parents is the ideal situation for any child. However, some circumstances call for limited or no contact at all with one or both parents due to their lack of fitness to parent their child.