Arizona Paternity Attorneys
Paternity Attorneys in Arizona
Are you looking for the best Arizona paternity attorneys for you paternity case in Arizona? Our attorneys share more than 100 years experience in paternity and child custody cases. We bring that experience to bear on every one of our clients’ paternity cases. If you are facing a paternity case in Arizona, you should consider the following issues that need to be addressed by an experienced and qualified Arizona paternity attorney.
Establishing Paternity in Arizona
The first step in establishing paternity is determining if the child or children are your biological children. Once paternity is established, it can be very difficult to reverse that decision. We ask all of our clients to request a DNA paternity test before we ask the court to enter a Declaratory Judgement of Paternity establishing you as the biological and legal father of a child. However, you have no legal rights or responsibilities for children before paternity is established except to assert a claim that the children treat you as their father.
Issues in a Paternity Case in Arizona
The issues we see in paternity cases, beyond first establishing paternity, are child custody, now referred to as legal decisions making, parenting time, child support, and whether one party in the case should pay some or all of the other parent’s attorney fees. High conflict case may result in the court ordering a child custody evaluation by a trained and experienced psychologist. That expert interviews the parents, the children (if they are old enough), and listen to all witnesses and other evidence provided to them. He or she will likely conduct psychological testing on both parents. At the end of the evaluation, he or she will issue a report with his or her opinion as to what legal decision making and parenting time arrangments are in the best interest of your children.
The Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona paternity attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC have the experience to successfully handle your paternity case. If you are faced with a paternity case, call us at (480)305-8300 so we may begin building a strong case for you and your children.
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