Paternity

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Question: My girlfriend and I are having a baby in September. will as the father have equal rights with out having to pay child support even if we are not and are not going to get married? will I be able to have equal rights with out being married to her?

Answer:

There are so many variables that can determine an individual’s parental rights. Please click on the following link and the information you will find should help you determine the rights you will have as a parent and what to do if there is an issue.

http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?c=11&mc=1&articleid=68

You may also find the plain language Arizona Statutes helpful, in regards to parental rights and child custody.  Take a look at the following link and scroll down to Chapter 4 Article 1, Legal-Decision Making And Parenting Time and Chapter 5 Article 1, Family Support Duties.
 
http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=25

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