Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: do I have to go to court to sever parental rights if both parties are in agreement after and at home paternity test. Or can I just fill out a piece of paper have it notarized and submit that

Answer: This is general legal information. For more specific instruction according to your situation, please contact a lawyer. The circumstances really depend on any legal steps that have already been taken in court establish paternity. Steps to legally sever parental rights can be found in the laws below. The answer to your question can be found in A.R.S. ยง 8-539. 8-593 Effect of Court Order An order terminating the parent-child relationship shall divest the parent and the child of all legal rights, privileges, duties and obligations with respect to each other except the right of the child to inherit and support from the parent. This right of inheritance and support shall only be terminated by a final order of adoption.

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