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Mesa, AZ, Child Custody & Parenting Time Lawyer

Achieving custody arrangements at the time of divorce and modifications to your custody agreement after your divorce is finalized can become a bitter and contentious experience. Ruth M. Swenson, LLC can advise you on your legal options and work with you to find the best possible resolution for your family, through mediation, negotiation or litigation, if necessary.

Lawyer Ruth Swenson helps you understand all types of custody arrangements and what they mean for you, your children and your spouse:

  • Sole custody (full custody)
  • Joint custody
  • Legal custody
  • Physical custody

Custody grants parents the legal right to make major decisions regarding their education, health care and religious upbringing.

Parenting time, parental access and visitation

These three terms refer to the same concept: the time you and your spouse actually spend with your children.

Different families have different dynamics. If domestic violence or substance abuse exists in your family, it factors into the determination of the amount and circumstances of parenting time to which parents are entitled. Some additional elements considered in establishing custody include parents' work schedules, each parent's willingness to maintain the child's relationship with his or her other parent, the mental and physical health of all involved, and many more.

Contact our law firm

The law firm of Ruth M. Swenson, LLC is located in , First Financial Plaza, 1550 South Alma School Road (Holmes and Alma School entrance to Mesa's Fiesta Mall), which is easily accessible by public transportation. She serves clients from all over Arizona, with a focus on those in Maricopa County. To begin resolving your family law, divorce, child custody or domestic violence legal matter, call 480.649.3044 or contact us online today.