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What is the State of Arizona Definition of Legal Custody?

David Cantor explains the State of Arizona definition of Legal Custody:

Legal custody is a broad phrase that’s intended to define the boundary or jurisdiction by which a subject or object is held. Legal custody is a phrase combined of two terms: “legal” and “custody.” Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) holds all codifications applied to the state boundaries of Arizona. What’s ruled legal or not is merely confirming the act with an A.R.S. Title, statute, and penalty (emphasis is on “penalty” because few statutes define the “rights” of the accused, except perhaps in affirmative defense cases). From here we’ll move to briefly examine what’s “legal custody.”

Understanding the U.S. Constitution, federal law, a state constitution, state laws, and municipal regulations essentially define the boundaries of civility. These doctrines and codifications determine what’s legal or illegal, but only as a matter of law. Each structure in scope applies only to U.S. citizens or those expatriates acting under the United States of America flag. “Legal” is thereby “lawful” in its lingo resulting to: “lawful custody.” Since the legalities must reference what’s lawful, in this instance, we’re merely discussing what defines “lawful custody” under A.R.S. codifications. “Custody” doesn’t always reference a person and can also apply to a place or thing, thus “subject” or “object” is used interchangeably. For instance, A.R.S. Title 25 Marital and Domestic Relations, one may deduce the title only references codes pertaining to marriage or divorce; while this is true and impartial, the title also codifies “lawful” child “custody” and “lawful custody” of property.

Keep in the mind that all codifications will reference a subject or object, but the subject or object must also exist in a definitive jurisdiction. Custody references the accountability and control by which a person, place, or thing is lawfully bound. Therefore, the definition of legal (lawful) custody in the state of Arizona is first codified under original jurisdiction, then subject-matter jurisdiction or personal jurisdiction relating to a “subject” as “people or a person” and “object” as “property.”

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