Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?

Answer: A man is presumed to be the father of the child if a birth certificate is signed by the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock (A.R.S. 25-814). As the father, he can begin proceedings to determine parenting time, legal decision-making, and to compel support (A.R.S. 25-803).

Question: My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?

Answer: A man is presumed to be the father of the child if a birth certificate is signed by the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock (A.R.S. 25-814). As the father, he can begin proceedings to determine parenting time, legal decision-making, and to compel support (A.R.S. 25-803).

Question: My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?

Answer: A man is presumed to be the father of the child if a birth certificate is signed by the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock (A.R.S. 25-814). As the father, he can begin proceedings to determine parenting time, legal decision-making, and to compel support (A.R.S. 25-803).

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  • My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?
  • My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?
  • My hhusband has a child from befor we where married. He was never married to this woman, we are looking into how to get custody or joint custody of his son. Do we need to do a legal paternity test if he is already on the birth certificate and he doesn't question that he's the father?

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