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Arizona's Booster Seat Laws

Summary in FAQ format of the child-restraint/booster-seat law in Arizona. 


Adoption and Child Welfare

Adoption information from the nation’s only comprehensive searchable site for statutes, regulations, key cases and leading articles about adoption and child welfare law from all 50 states

by: The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy

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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


Children Hurt Too

Children are in pain when Domestic Violence in is their lives. This Booklet gives information about how to help children deal with Domestic Violence.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Parent Education Classes

Find out about the Parent Education Class and tips about how to help your child adjust to a divorce or separation.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Question: Is there any course of action that can be taken to have parental rights restored threw family court after looseing a CPS case and appeal and having parental rights severed to children. Can any litigation or legal course if action be taken to amend over turn or modify a family court judgement on a cps case that the parent lost at trial & appeal
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Question: My husband and I are separated and I need to know my rights about taking our 5 year old daughter out of state on vacation. He has a past felony and a history of domestic violence. He has been abusive towards me and that is why I left. He's never been abusive to our daughter. He is preventing me from seeing her most of the time and has forbid me from taking her out of state while I'm off work for the summer. I work at a high school and get the summer off. He doesn't work. I am the sole supporter in our family. Do I have the right to take her out of state temporarily?
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Question: Questions on the rights of unmarried fathers-Is it possible to get a court order for a paternity test while the mother is still pregnant (we are not married), or does AZ not recognize those tests? Is it possible to have the mother court ordered to allow me at prenatal appts and the birth of my unborn child? Lastly, do I (as an unmarried father) have any rights at all while the mother is still pregnant? I understand I can gain rights AFTER the child is born, but I would like to be involved long before that.
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Question: My girlfriend is pregnant and our baby will be born in 8 weeks. She broke up with me and moved in with her mother who has legal guardian ship of my girlfriends previous 7 year old child. My girlfriends mom knows her daughter smokes pot all during pregnancy and smokes her pot cap pen with her and i think my girlfriends mom may try and get custody of our baby by getting CPS involved during the birth at the hospital. I’m the unwed biological father of my girlfriends baby and I think it is in the best interest of the child to be in my custody so what should i expect and do?
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Question: My son's father and I have never been married. We have never filed anything through the courts. therefore, it has been my understanding that I am the custodial parent. What are his father's rights in this situation? His name is on the birth certificate, does that legally establish paternity?
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