Arizona Paternity Statutes


The Arizona State Legislature created the laws that apply to Arizona paternity cases. Those laws were enacted as the following set of statutes:

Maternity and Paternity Proceedings

  • 25-803
  • Persons who may originate proceedings; legal decision-making; parenting time; conciliation court
  • 25-804
  • Time for instituting proceedings
  • 25-805
  • Effect of death, absence or insanity of plaintiff
  • 25-807
  • Precedence of maternity and paternity proceedings; delay for paternity tests; court order; evidentiary use; alternative tests; out-of-state orders; immunity
  • 25-808
  • Preliminary injunction; temporary restraining order; effect
Arizona Paternity Statutes.

Arizona Paternity Statutes.

  • 25-810
  • Liability of parents if putative mother or father is a minor; periodic payments
  • 25-812
  • Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity; action to overcome paternity
  • 25-813
  • Default order of paternity
  • 25-814
  • Presumption of paternity
  • 25-815
  • Paternity; full faith and credit
  • 25-816
  • Title IV-D child support; paternity establishment; genetic testing
  • 25-817
  • Temporary orders; presumption of paternity
  • 25-818
  • Paternity case registry; acknowledgments and paternity and maternity orders; recording requirements
Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about paternity statutes to ensure everyone has access to information about paternity laws in Arizona. Chris is a divorce and paternity attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through in a paternity case.

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