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Question: Sointheyear2000IwaswithagirlwhocheatedonMeandwehad ababythatIhadapaternityrestdonethebabywasmineandIwantedtoseemysonbutshemovedtowashigtonIdidsometimebutwhenIgotmy lifebackontracksherefusedtoletmeseemysonsonowmyquestionisifIgetabetterjobandshelivesinwashigtonandmyson wasbornhereinarizonaandI'venevermethimisitpossibleIcouldfightthisorhavehercomedowntoarizonawhereoursonwasborn?

Answer: The first step is establishing paternity. The question was unclear as to whether paternity has been legally established. Who is listed as the father on the birth certificate? Have papers been filed in Family Court to establish paternity? Has the Court ordered child support payments? Visitation and custody issues can be complicated. The best bet is to consult with an attorney. One possible resource is the Lawyers’ Referral Service. For a $40.00 fee, you can meet with an attorney who will assess the situation and give legal advice on how to proceed. Simply, go to www.Maricopalawyers.org for more information. Another resource is the modest means program at www.azflse.org/modestmeans.

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  • Sointheyear2000IwaswithagirlwhocheatedonMeandwehad ababythatIhadapaternityrestdonethebabywasmineandIwantedtoseemysonbutshemovedtowashigtonIdidsometimebutwhenIgotmy lifebackontracksherefusedtoletmeseemysonsonowmyquestionisifIgetabetterjobandshelivesinwashigtonandmyson wasbornhereinarizonaandI'venevermethimisitpossibleIcouldfightthisorhavehercomedowntoarizonawhereoursonwasborn?

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