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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.

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.

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.

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