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Question: My ex & I were together for 5 years, he signed acknowledgment of paternity when our daughter was born. We split up when she was 2 (she is 4 now), he has been paying child support for 5 months and was ordered to pay $17k arrears. He consented to step parent adoption before child support was ordered. The adoption will be final 6/1/11. Recently he started threatening to take me to court for paternity, can he?

Answer:

Issues regarding back child support and adoption are very complex and fact specific. The following is general information; however, should you decide you need detailed legal advice, please visit our website for legal options that may be available.

Please begin by reading the following statutes found in the Arizona Revised Statutes: ARS §8-106 ; ARS §25-503  For information regarding paternity issues please review the article on this website titled “Child Custody” . Then you may want to read the following statutes: ARS§§ 25-803-818.

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  • My ex & I were together for 5 years, he signed acknowledgment of paternity when our daughter was born. We split up when she was 2 (she is 4 now), he has been paying child support for 5 months and was ordered to pay $17k arrears. He consented to step parent adoption before child support was ordered. The adoption will be final 6/1/11. Recently he started threatening to take me to court for paternity, can he?

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