Maricopa County, Arizona Family Court
Child Custody Information
Welcome! On this page you'll find the following information for Maricopa County, Arizona:
- Where to file for child custody in Maricopa County
- How to find or contact the Maricopa County Family Court
- Whether the court offers childcare for days you must visit the court building
- Where to find Maricopa County child custody forms and court fees
- How to learn more and find a lawyer
NAME OF COURT
COURT PHONE NUMBER
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
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.
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