Avondale, AZ asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Arizona

Q: Why would a judge give a father sole custody when father have a criminal background? Mother do not have a record

From start of when we first started father failed five drug test nothing was done he got joint custody fast forward to now father have an domestic violence on him from starting a fight with his mom and step dad and had our daughter in the bathroom when his mom tried to check on our daughter he nudged her from checking on her

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Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: It is difficult to answer this without knowing more, but the short answer to your question is the Court must have been more concerned about Mother than it was with Father. Perhaps the Court overlooked evidence. There are options to challenging the Court's ruling. I recommend you consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

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