Child Custody

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Question: My girlfriend and I have a 9 month old son together. During an argument She recently threatened to take my son away from me and I would never see him again. She kicked me out of my apt which I pay for and pay the bills. What are my rights? and how do I go about custody if I leave our home?

Answer: The Maricopa County Self Help Service Center at Superior court has forms to fill out to establish paternity with legal decision making, parenting time, visitation and support. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/FamilyCourt/index.asp If you are not in Maricopa County, go to http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Home.aspx for forms that can be used in any county in Arizona.

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  • My girlfriend and I have a 9 month old son together. During an argument She recently threatened to take my son away from me and I would never see him again. She kicked me out of my apt which I pay for and pay the bills. What are my rights? and how do I go about custody if I leave our home?

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