UPDATE: Gov. Brewer signed SB1127 on May 9, so the changes t0 Title 25 (403, and others) will be going into effect December 31, 2012.
Arizona’s custody and parenting time statute has changed in format over the years, but the actual factors that the court must consider in awarding custody and parenting time haven’t dramatically changed until now. SB1127 has passed out of the Senate and House this legislative term and it looks like those statutory changes are on their way to being adopted. Here’s the SB1127FactSheet with the narrative of what will be changed in ARS 25-403. There are also changes to ARS 25-415 regarding in loco parentis rights.
The effective date as of now will be 12/31/2012.