Maricopa County Court » child custody forms Sat, 18 Dec 2010 01:07:20 +0000 en hourly 1 Child Custody Forms – Where to Find and File a Child Custody Form /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-forms-where-to-find-and-file-a-child-custody-form/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-forms-where-to-find-and-file-a-child-custody-form/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 14:47:04 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=68971 By Steven Carlson -

Child custody forms can vary from state to state and the process and procedure for completing and filing a child custody form can also vary depending on the county and courthouse that has jurisdiction of your case. It is important for parents to locate the right child custody form for their matter, thoroughly complete it and file it with the right courthouse. There are many ways to research and locate the right form for your particular situation. The following are examples of places that may be able to help you find, fill-out and file the right forms.

Court website – Most courts have a website with information about the courthouse including court locations as well as court forms. If you know which forms you need you may be able to download the forms from the court website.

Family courthouse – Most courthouses provide information about the processes and procedures as well as custody forms. If unsuccessful finding the proper forms on the website or you do not have a means to print out, you may want to try going down to the local family courthouse to obtain the forms you need.

Family court facilitator office – Many courts offer non-legal assistance through a family court facilitator office to in pro per litigants not represented by an attorney. The family court facilitator may be able to advise you on the forms you need, how to complete it, and where to file it. However, the family court facilitator does not provide legal advice, cannot represent either party in court or act as your attorney.

Legal document assistants – A Legal Document Assistant can help you prepare legal documents such as custody forms and provide self-help services at the consumer’s specific direction. Legal document assistants cannot provide you with legal advice or represent you in court.

Family law attorney – For legal advice about your situation and for legal help with child custody forms to use, completing and filing the forms you’ll want to speak with an attorney. Some attorneys offer free initial consultations which can help you decide if the matter is something you wish to pursue yourself or hire the expertise of an attorney to carry out. The resources above will likely recommend you speak with an attorney about your matter to obtain some legal advice about your rights and how the laws apply to you.

Whether you are searching for dissolution of marriage packet, child support forms, custody petition or modification forms, ex parte application or domestic violence or restraining order forms, you’d do well to consult with an attorney for legal advice about your situation to help you determine the right forms for you and the best course of action to take.

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Child Custody Help For Anyone /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-help-for-anyone/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/child-custody-help-for-anyone/#comments Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:07:41 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=65453 By Jon M Turner -

The first thing you need to remember is it doesn’t matter whether you are a mo – ther or a father, cases have been won by both in the past so the precedent has already been set. I will say generally the courts do tend to find in favour of the mother more often but the only consideration of any court is the best interest of the child or children.

So you want child custody help? The first thing I will say is I know what you are going through and what you must remember is so do lots of other people. The Judge and other people involved in the hearing will sympathise with what you are going through so try to keep a hat on your emotions. The hearing will be emotionally charged on both sides and things will be said that are hurtful and in some cases untrue. You must remain calm and let your Lawyer deal with that for you, that’s what they are there for. The last thing you want to do is lose the case because you insulted the Judge by shouting out in his/her court, trust me they don’t appreciate this!

What else? Well if you can afford it get a Lawyer, they are the real experts. Laws vary from State to State and you need an expert to win child custody and even for things like the differences in child custody forms. If you are utilizing the services of a Lawyer, you need to ensure that they know what you know. You can not be worried about upsetting your ex at this point, believe me they will not worry about upsetting you.

Another thing that will stand you in good stead is being prepared. Keep a journal about everything that happens, when you see the kids, what you do together, anything the kids say about your ex. The Court will love it if when questioned you can refer to your notes for an exact answer.

Also as insignificant as this may sound, you need to make the Judge like you. However wrong it sounds, the Judge is going to base some of his/her decision on the type of person he thinks you are so be polite, don’t swear, dress formally and smartly, ideally a suit.

Ok so my top tips are:

1. Be Prepared.

2. Be Honest.

3. Be Precise.

4. Create A Good Impression.

And here is my greatest tip, as hard as this is for you emotionally it is harder for the child or children so keep them informed. Tell them you love them and none of this is their fault and reassure them at every point possible.

For anyone that would like any further help or assistance please visit my website!

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