Sole Custody is a term that means one parent has legal custody of a child and is able to make important decisions regarding the child’s upbringing. These include education and religious upbringing, discipline, driving permission, etc.
In Arizona, sole custody does not automatically mean that the other parent does not have visitation rights. Generally, non-custodial parents retain visitation rights and a parental relationships with their child or children when they are in the parent’s care.
In some cases, sole custody may be combined with an order disallowing visitation by the non-custodial parent for a number of reasons determined by the court.