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Question: I am having my first baby in 4 weeks. I would like to have my baby receive my boyfriends last name and have him listed as the father but i am concerned. If I do this will he be able to take the baby and not give her back ? Should i have some sort of custody arrangements in place before i put his name on the birth certificate? I am worried. Please give me some advice. Thank you.

Answer: A father has legal rights and responsibilities regarding his child. See Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes to learn about a parent's rights and responsbilities towards his or her child in Arizona. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly

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  • I am having my first baby in 4 weeks. I would like to have my baby receive my boyfriends last name and have him listed as the father but i am concerned. If I do this will he be able to take the baby and not give her back ? Should i have some sort of custody arrangements in place before i put his name on the birth certificate? I am worried. Please give me some advice. Thank you.

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