Guardianship of Minor

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Question: I have been taking care of my two sisters for a year now. The mother and father are living together out of state. I went to court and have permanent guardianship. I was getting food stamps but the mother claimed the two girls on her case and the assistance got taken away. Can I file for child support? I am getting no help with raising these children.

Answer: Under Arizona law, the guardian of a child, or children, may originate proceedings to establish the maternity or paternity of a child, or children, and to compel support (A.R.S. § 25-803(A)(3)). To find more information on child support and enforcement visit www.azdes.gov or call 800-882-4151

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  • I have been taking care of my two sisters for a year now. The mother and father are living together out of state. I went to court and have permanent guardianship. I was getting food stamps but the mother claimed the two girls on her case and the assistance got taken away. Can I file for child support? I am getting no help with raising these children.

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