Interstate Custody

Arizona 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. ยงยง 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.