There are many Arizona fathers serving in the military. Servicemembers have a very different life than civilians. They can be stationed in various locations and therefore have to move frequently. Also, they may be deployed for lengthy periods of time overseas. During these deployments they are separated from their family and managing family affairs is difficult. Family law issues such as paternity, child custody or child support may prove especially difficult.
Paternity often becomes an issue when a father has a child while not being married to the mother. In these situations paternity must be established. This can be done voluntarily by both parents signing an acknowledgement of paternity. However, if there is a dispute it can be determined through genetic testing, which the parents can agree to or one parent can ask a judge to order the other parent to undergo genetic testing.