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Why is establishing paternity important for servicemembers?

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.

How does one establish paternity in Arizona?

There are many fathers in Arizona who are not married to the mother of their child. In these situations, until paternity is legally established the father is not considered the legal father. Paternity is important to establish because without paternity a father has no legal rights to custody or parenting time with their child. That means the mother can make all the decisions and could legally not allow the father to ever see his child.

Parenting time guidelines in Arizona

There are many fathers in Arizona who are not married to the mothers of their children. This includes fathers who are divorced from the mother and those who were never married to the mother. In these situations, the fathers most likely have had to go through child custody proceedings in order to see their children. In general, fathers may feel that the system is stacked against them and that they will most likely not be able to see their children as much as the mother.

Establishing paternity and fathers' rights in Arizona

There are many children born in Arizona every year. Some are born into and raised by married parents. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes the child's parents are never married. Other times, the parents get divorced while the children are still minors. In these situations, child support and child custody become issues. These can be highly emotional situations and each situation is unique. However, in general, men may be treated a little differently under the law.

Fathers' rights: study shows fathers just as caring as mothers

There are many custody disputes in Arizona every year. Sometimes, these disputes start as a part of a divorce and others start between unwed couples who had a child together. For years, the general presumption was that the woman would receive custody of the children, especially when the children are younger. Women are generally seen as the caregivers in the family, and that they are more important for the child's upbringing than the fathers. However, recently there has been a push by men for fathers' rights in these disputes.

Dads seeking more custody rights in court

There are many fathers in Arizona who are either divorced or were never married to the mother of their child. Traditionally mothers received most of the custody rights and parenting time with the children in these types of situations. This was in large part because mothers were seen as the caregivers and many felt that it was more important for a child's upbringing to be with their mothers.

Jason Patric wins appeal to pursue establishing paternity

There are many children born every day in Arizona. Some of these children are born to parents who are married and others are born to unwed parents. For fathers this means two different things in terms of their legal rights to the child. Fathers who are married to the mothers are considered the father of the child when the child is born. However, fathers who are not married to the mother must establish paternity before being considered the legal father of the child. Fathers' rights are very important to unwed fathers who want to be a part of their child's life.

Fugitive mother in custody case returns to U.S. with children

Many parents in Arizona have custody orders regarding their children. Often, the mother is given more time with the children than the father, even in cases where the parents have joint custody of their children. These court orders must be followed by both parents, and a father's rights to see his children is protected just as much as a mother's right. Even if the father sees the children less than the mother, it does not give a mother the right to move the children wherever she wants.

NFL running back Arian Foster faces paternity lawsuit

When a child is born in Arizona, it is very easy to determine the mother of the child. However, it is not as easy to determine the child's father. Many times, the father signs a birth certificate, a process during which both the mother and father alleged that the father is the biological father of the child. Other times, it is not clear who the father is or the alleged father does not admit to being the father of the child. In these cases, paternity must be determined at a later time.

Father seeks custody of child after learning of adoption

Many children are born out of wedlock in Arizona each year. This creates a situation where the father of the child may not be recognized by law. In order to protect fathers' rights to their child, they must take certain actions in order to be presumed the father of the child. Once paternity has been established, the father has the right to seek custody of the child and the child cannot be adopted without his consent.

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