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Maricopa County, Arizona Family Court
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Where To File for Child Custody in Maricopa County, Arizona

In Maricopa County, child custody is handled by the Maricopa County Superior Court


Maricopa County Superior Court


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Superior Court Information Center: 602-506-1561


Four courthouses in Maricopa County handle child custody cases. (Child custody is frequently called "parenting time" in the Maricopa County court system.) Review the list below to find the courthouse for your community.



Central Court Building
201 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
This is the mailing address for all family court matters.


Northeast Regional Center
18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032



Southeast Court Complex
222 E. Javeline Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85210



Northwest Regional Center
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374


A note for moms: Each of these courthouses has a Mother's Room, which is a private space where mothers can nurse, administer medicine, and change babies.



Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding court holidays.


None available, but see above for information about nursing/changing rooms for mothers

Maricopa County Child Custody Forms & Fees

Arizona Child Custody Forms Used in Maricopa County

Maricopa County Child Custody Forms

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Family Court Fee

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You may be able to apply for delayed payment or a payment plan. Visit the Maricopa County Law Library Resource Center for information and instructions.

Get Help With Arizona Child Custody

Before you file legal papers, take some time to familiarize yourself with the resouces offered by your local court. Most courts now offer at least some materials and forms to help you understand and manage your child custody case. Even if you plan to work with a lawyer, it's smart to do some research before you turn things over. When you're ready to find a lawyer, the resources below can help you locate a child custody attorney near you.

Maricopa County Family Court Self-Help Materials

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Arizona Resources for Making a Parenting Plan

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Maricopa County Free or Low Cost Legal Help

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Maricopa County Child Custody Lawyers


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