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It is possible to challenge a claim of paternity

Parenthood is an honor for many people who hope and plan for the days that they will be able to bring their own kids into the world. However, not all Arizona residents desire to be responsible for children, and therefore, they may choose not to have kids or to become parents through adoption. Not having kids is a right that individuals may assert, but when a man is alleged to be a child's father and is caught in a paternity case, he may need to develop a deep understanding of paternity law.

Fathers can fight for custody of their children

There is a historical presumption that children, in custody situations, will always be placed in the primary care of their mothers. This may have to do with traditional parenting roles that mothers and fathers took on in the past, which often involved fathers working outside of their homes to earn money while mothers stayed home to take care of the couples' children. Any Arizona parent in 2018 knows, though, that this somewhat outdated model is not the norm for all families.

When is paternity with a specific man presumed in Arizona?

Simply because an Arizona mother claims that a certain man is the father of her child does not make it the truth. Determining paternity is an important factor in a child's upbringing and care. Frequently, there are cases in which it is not automatically known who the biological father of the child is. Fathers also want to know for certain whether they are a child's biological parent as this will significantly impact fathers' rights and other issues. One area that both presumed or alleged parents should understand is what the law says about presumption of paternity.

Can a man be forced to pay support if he is not a child's father?

Child support is an important source of financial help that a non-custodial parent may pay on behalf of their children in order to allow their kids to lead good lives. In Arizona, both mothers and fathers can be compelled to pay child support if their children do not live with them. If a man acknowledges a child as his own or has his name included on the child's birth certificate, then he may be compelled to pay support.

Court orders celebrity parents to find balance with children

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest names in entertainment. When the two married several years ago their union was celebrated by millions of people around the world. However, a few years later the pair separated and divorced, throwing chaos into the lives of their six children.

Helping you assert your fathers' rights

When parents, married or not, part ways, this can impact the children involved. Every family has their unique story; thus, family law issues should be treated specifically to the family going through them. With regards to unmarried couples, there could be an issue of fathers' rights. A mother might be seeking sole custody, proving the assumed father limited visitation rights or no rights at all. A father might seek to assert his parental rights, seeking visitation or custody rights. And in some instances, a presumed father might be attempting to prove that he is not the father of the child, relieving him of any parental responsibilities.

Fathers deserve a fair opportunity to be with their kids

Parents in Arizona understand the special love that can only develop between them and their children. Loving a child is like no other experience, and even when children misbehave and make them crazy, parents would do anything to ensure their kids' health and happiness. This strong connection does not diminish when parents choose to separate or divorce from their partners and create custodial and visitation schedules through which to share their children.

Child's best interests may lead to father gaining custody

There is a traditional notion throughout the country that women are the better caregivers to their children than men. This may stem from the common past practices of husbands working outside of the home while wives stayed with the couple's kids and attended to their daily needs. Parents in Arizona know, though, that things have changed. Families do what they need to put food on the table and to make sure that their children have what they need to thrive.

How can a man challenge the paternity of a child?

It is often the case that when an Arizona man learns that he will be a father that he embraces his new role and the prospects of being involved in his child's life. Becoming a parent is a huge step and while not every person who finds out that they are expecting a child is prepared for the news, most rise to the occasion to provide their children with opportunities and love.

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