What Are Emergency Child Custody Orders in Arizona?
The court is required to order child custody and visitation schedules the trial judge determines to be in the best interests of the children. If the court concludes contact between a child and a parent will place the child in imminent danger of serious harm, the judge may issue an order either temporarily terminating that parent’s access to the child or require the parent’s visitation to be supervised until further order of the court.
It is important to note the trial judge will, in most cases, apply the “best interest of the child” standard in normal circumstances. However, the Arizona Court of Appeals clarified in the case of Hart v. Hart that the court must apply a different standard if the judge issues an order terminating a parents visitation or ordering that visitation be supervised.
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