Emergency Custody in Arizona

Arizona Emergency Custody

Our Scottsdale Arizona child custody attorneys want to provide you with information on how to obtain an emergency child custody order. The court will rule on a petition for emergency custody in Arizona the same day it is filed. The court does not alter child custody arrangements that appear to be working for all parties involved. It based its decision on protecting the best interests of the children.

Emergency Custody in Arizona.

Emergency Custody in Arizona.

The primary concern of the court is the best interest of the child, when there is an immediate danger to the child, the court may respond to requests for an emergency custody modification.

Before ordering a change to the custody order, the court will scrutinize the reasons provided by the parent seeking the emergency custody change. The court makes every attempt to avoid interrupting a child’s lifestyle and well-being unless it is necessary.

Emergency Custody AZ | What You Need to Prove

The main reason the court will consider an emergency custody modification of child custody is when the child is in imminent danger of serious emotional, psychological, or physical harm. When there is an immediate threat of danger to the child, the court will make a thorough and quick assessment of the situation, including a consideration of the following:

  • Instances of domestic violence in the home
  • Threats of causing harm to the child
  • Domestic violence towards the child
  • As well as any other conduct or threats that would place the child in imminent danger of serious harm

If you feel your child is in jeopardy and it would be in their best interest to obtain an emergency modification of custody, contact an experienced Arizona divorce attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC at (480)947-4339 as soon as possible. We can file for an emergency change of custody on your behalf.