Paternity

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Question: I want to kno the biological father to my daughter but he refuses to take dna how can i get this resolved?

Answer: The first step is to fill out a petition for paternity and file it with the clerk at the Superior Court.
After the forms have been filed you must serve the filed paperwork to the other party.  At this point the other party has a set amount of time to respond to your papers and object.  If an objection has not been made within the time frame you can file papers with the court informing them that the father defaulted (meaning the other party agrees with your request).  
If you’d like help navigating the process or filling out the forms, there is a free workshop held at the court the third Friday of every month.  For more information about the workshop, visit: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/pdf/workshop_flyer.pdf

For the necessary forms, visit: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/sscDocs/packets/drp1z.pdf

For more resources on the process of establishing paternity including a list of steps you must complete, visit: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/FamilyCourt/fc_drp1.asp

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