Interstate Custody

Scottsdale Interstate Custody Attorney

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Interstate custody issues are jurisdictional issues, meaning which court of law has jurisdiction over the child to decide a child custody proceeding. Arizona adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) in 2000, and the Act is codified at A.R.S. §§ 25-1001-1067. The Act defines a child custody proceeding as a proceeding for divorce, separation, neglect, abuse, dependency, guardianship, paternity, termination of parental rights and protection from domestic violence, in which legal custody, physical custody or visitation with respect to a child is an issue or in which that issue may appear.

For more information about interstate custody, contact an experienced Scottsdale interstate custody attorney at The Law Office of Hope E. Fruchtman. Hope works directly with clients to ensure that each client receives superior service.