Paternity

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Question: 5 years ago single boy meets not so single girl. Girl gets pregnant tells boy that he is not the father and states she took a non-invasive prenatal paternity test to find out and that her boyfriend, at the time, is the father not boy. 2 years ago mutual friend shows boy picture of the child and has doubts about that test if it even was true that she took it. When boy contacted girl he asked if there was a chance that the child is his and girl stated there may be a chance. Recently agreed to do DNA Test,What can he do if the child is his?

Answer: If the DNA test shows that you are the father, you will need to file a paternity action in the Arizona Superior Court.  Arizona Revised Statutes, Sections 25-802 to 25-809 govern paternity actions in Arizona.  If you do not file a paternity action, the mother may choose to do so.  You can do this on your own, using forms and instructions you will find on the court's website.  You can also contact a family law lawyer to help you with the process.  If you choose to handle it on your own, you will need the website for the Superior Court of Arizona, select your county and go to the self-help center.  Look in the family law section for forms and instructions on paternity actions.  The website you need is www.azcourts.gov

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  • 5 years ago single boy meets not so single girl. Girl gets pregnant tells boy that he is not the father and states she took a non-invasive prenatal paternity test to find out and that her boyfriend, at the time, is the father not boy. 2 years ago mutual friend shows boy picture of the child and has doubts about that test if it even was true that she took it. When boy contacted girl he asked if there was a chance that the child is his and girl stated there may be a chance. Recently agreed to do DNA Test,What can he do if the child is his?

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