How to Register a Child Custody Order in Arizona
If you have a child custody order from another state, you need to know how to register a child custody order in Arizona.
A parent can register a child custody order issued by a court by another state in Arizona by sending the court in Arizona a letter or other document requesting the registration of the child custody order in Arizona, two copies of the child custody order issued by the other state, one of which needs to be a certified copy of the child custody order.
You must also file a notarized statement under oath indicating that to the best of your knowledge and belief the child custody order being registered is the last child custody order issued in the other state.
Lastly, you must include the name and address of the person seeking to register the child custody order from another state in Arizona, as well as the name and address of any other person, including the other parent, who has custody or visitation rights to the child or children.
When the Arizona court receives the proper registration documents, the court must register that child custody order as a foreign judgment in Arizona. Written notice is then provided to the persons identified as having custody or parenting time rights to the child or children.
This gives those other people the opportunity to file an objection to the registration of that child custody order or as to the accuracy of the information supplied to the court in the registration documents.
Call the experienced Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona child custody attorneys at (480)305-8300 at Hildebrand Law, PC to learn more about registering a child custody order from another state in Arizona.
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Chris Hildebrand wrote the information on this page about registering a child custody order from another state in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about child custody laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a child custody case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.