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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona, obviously ;)

I think we've known about this for awhile, but though this incorporates more changes in terminology than anything else (presumably to "fall in line" with many other States), there are one or two key changes.

One of which is that when the court is deciding what's in the child's best interests, "primary caregiver" is no longer going to be a factor (at least not in the sense we tend to use the term). Past, present and future relationships between the parents and child must be considered - but this does seem, at least on the surface, to level the playing field somewhat for a parent who works full time versus one who doesn't work or works part-time.

See here:


(This is an easy crib-sheet version - the actual bill can be seen here: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/2r/laws/0309.pdf - I think the stricken out part is line 35)

Happy Reading! :)

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