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Question: My daughters mother is denying me the right to see my daughter after a recent break up we had. What steps do I need to take to insure vistiation and custody of my daughter

Answer: Because the two of you cannot agree on custody and visitation issues, you will need to go through the courts to establish your rights.  Your question does not specify whether you are married and getting a divorce or whether you are unmarried parents of your daughter.  Are you listed as the father on the birth certificate.  If not, you will need to file a petition to establish paternity pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes, section 25-803 -809.  If you are listed as the father on the child's birth certificate, then you will need to establish your custody and visitation rights with the Court.  There are forms in the self help center on the Maricopa County Superior Court website.  However, your best bet if you cannot afford to hire a lawyer is to call the Lawyer Referral Service.  (602) 257-4434.  For a $40.00 fee, the Lawyer Referral Service will set you up with a 30 minute consultation with a family law attorney who can advise you on your best course of action.

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