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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.

Denying his son a trip to McDonald's may cost father custody

Many divorced or unwed fathers in Arizona have limited visitation time with their children. Some fathers in this situation, in order to maintain a good relationship with the child, tend to spoil them when they are together. Many fathers want to make sure the child is happy during their limited visitation time. Saying no to the child may upset him or her and ruin their time together. While saying no may ruin a father's time with his child, it generally does not affect the fathers' rights with the child.

Michael Jordan involved in another paternity suit

Many children are born without a legal father in the eyes of the law in Arizona. If a couple is not married at the time of the birth of the child, there is no general requirement for a father to sign the birth certificate. Because of this there are many paternity suits every year. This is to legally establish the man as the legal father of the child.

Women advocating for fathers' rights to equal parenting time

Research suggests that shared parenting is in the best interest of the kids. Medical studies indicate that children have the best outcomes when parents share in the decision making and have close to equal parenting time. Still, in a child custody dispute most states will award more time with the children to the mother.

Woman tries to give baby away without ex-husband's knowledge

In a bizarre child custody incident, an Arizona man is struggling to cope with his ex-wife's recent actions. The woman allegedly attempted to give their baby away to complete strangers at least four times. She is being charged with child abuse in relation to the incident. The man hopes that he will be able to assert father's rights and gain custody of his daughter.

US Supreme Court case has implications for Native American tribes

The United States Supreme Court will hear a case that has implications for Native American tribes in states across the nation. The brief in this case was prepared in Arizona in relation to a case where the rights of a Native American baby girl, her biological father and her adoptive parents all shall be weighed and examined.

Arizona considering parental rights bill in senate

The rights of noncustodial parents can often be hard to define, especially in regards to how far their children reside from them. Fathers' rights and the rights of any noncustodial parent need to be protected under family law. A senator in Arizona has recently introduced a bill that seeks to expand these laws.

New Arizona family law implemented in 2013

New laws in Arizona are now in effect and will alter how judges handle child custody disputes. Judges' efforts to determine what is in the best interest of the child often include the consideration of a number of factors in order to come up with a child custody order between two parents who cannot agree on their own. The Arizona legislature has recently enacted a law to further guide judges in these situations.

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