ARS 25-403(A) Interpretation

In Jordan v. Rea, 221 Ariz. 581,15, 212 P.3d 919, 926 (App. 2009), a father objected to his children continuing their education at a private religious school, and this court "drew upon the factors that the legislature has set forth for a determination of best interests as to custody in general as stated in A.R.S. 25-403(A) and modified them to reflect school placement." Jordan, 221 Ariz. 581,23, 212 P.3d at 928. The Court directed the trial court to "consider all relevant factors," including the following modified 25-403(A) factors: "1) the wishes of the child's parent or parents as to school placement 2) the wishes of the child as to school placement 3) the interaction and interrelationship of the child with persons at the school who may significantly affect the child's best interests, and 4) the child's adjustment to any present school placement." Id., quoting 25-403(A).