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Question: i have a son in az, and the mother is trying to take my son out my life i'm not on the birth paper but i have been paying her. and now she is trying to change sons name to a man she just marryed.how do i get fathers rights?how do i get legal assistance when i'm in texas and she i arizona?

Answer:

The following is general information. To find out how the law applies to your specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

In Arizona, paternity, child custody and parenting time are decided by the Superior Court. The laws relating to paternity can be found in Title 25, starting with A.R.S. § 25-801. Laws relating to child custody and visitation start at A.R.S. § 25-401. Additional information and forms can be found through the local Superior Court's website or law library.

For more information, check the Famiy and Children section of this website and the legal assistance portion of this website.

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  • i have a son in az, and the mother is trying to take my son out my life i'm not on the birth paper but i have been paying her. and now she is trying to change sons name to a man she just marryed.how do i get fathers rights?how do i get legal assistance when i'm in texas and she i arizona?

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