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Paternity through DNA testing is easier than you think

For a good portion of the 20th century, paternity testing was considered an inexact science, both in Arizona, and throughout the country. We could determine when a male was not the father of a child by comparing different combinations of blood types between the child and the father, but could not accurately determine if a man was the father of a child once he was 'ruled in.'. As they tend to do, however, technologies advanced, and we are now able to determine a father's identity with about 95 percent confidence.

Establishing paternity important for military members

Many Arizonans serve in the various branches of the military. They sacrifice much in their lives while serving, but most of them still have normal lives when they are not on a deployment. This means that they have families and friends, homes, cars, and many other things that civilians enjoy. Dealing with these issues is different for them, though, because they are oftentimes sent away to serve their country.

Does a father have a right to information about his child?

There are many fathers in Arizona. Each one of these fathers has a unique relationship with their children. Fathers also have different legal relationships with their children. If a father is married when they have a child, then they have legal custodial rights even though there is not a court order saying so. If a father is divorced or was never married to the mother of the child when a child is born, then they must have a court order granting them custodial rights in order to have them.

How paternity affects Arizona parents

There are many parents in Arizona. Many of these parents had their children with their spouse, while many others had children with people to whom they are not married. If a man is not married to the mother of his child, the law does not immediately recognize him as the father. In order to be legally recognized, paternity must be established.

Brad Pitt focused on his children during the divorce process

Many people in Arizona are probably aware of the fact that actress, Angelina Jolie, recently filed for divorce from her husband, Brad Pitt. The divorce got ugly quickly, with Jolie accusing Pitt of abusing one of their children. Apparently, Pitt was crushed by the divorce, but has been focusing on his children and will do what he needs to do to see them. The couple did agree to joint physical custody temporarily, but the children will be staying with Jolie. Pitt has agreed to do drug testing and go to therapy with the children.

Helping fathers protect their relationship with their children

There are many fathers in Arizona. Some fathers are still in a relationship with the mother of the children. However, many others are either divorced or never married the mother of their children. Many fathers in this situation still want to have a good relationship with their children, though. It can be more difficult since they are no longer living with the children. They may also feel like they are fighting an uphill battle to see their children.

Actor Jay Mohr files for divorce from actress Nikki Cox

Arizona fans of actor and comedian Jay Mohr may be surprised to learn that reports state that he filed for divorce from his wife of nine years, actress Nikki Cox. The couple met when the two were working on the same show. The couple has one child, who is now 5-years-old. Mohr is apparently seeking sole physical custody of their child. Apparently Cox has a drug issue and, according to Mohr, she cannot properly care for the child until she seeks help for her drug issues.

Fathers with more parenting time reduce child support

There are many fathers in Arizona who have children but are no longer with the mother of the children. In these situations, the father may have felt like they were fighting an uphill battle during the custody and child support determinations. This is because there is sometimes an assumption that the mother should have more parenting time and should receive child support from the father of the child.

What creates a presumption of paternity in Arizona?

It is important for fathers in Arizona to have good relationships with their child. In the past the mother's relationship was often times seen as more important, but the importance of the father's relationship is being recognized more and more. However, sometimes when the child is born, the biological father of the child is not immediately clear. It is easy to know who the mother is, but simply seeing a baby does not always identify the father.

Presumption that Arizona children need their fathers

Many fathers in Arizona are no longer in a relationship with the mothers of their children. In general, fathers may feel like they fight an uphill battle to see their children. Many times, the mother ends up with more parenting time because the father feels compelled to compromise as he may not feel like he would lose the fight. Despite this, many fathers are very good parents and want to see their children on a regular basis.

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