Paternity in Arizona FAQ | Paternity Law in Arizona

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A paternity action in Arizona just refers to the situation of a child born out of wedlock. There is no presumption as to who is the father of the child when a child is born out of wedlock. The biological father has no legal rights to the child, no parenting rights, and no rights to make legal decisions for the child until the court declares who is the father of that child.

The most common way to establish paternity is by going to court and obtaining a Declaratory Judgment of Paternity. The parents may agree who is the father of the child and get a Declaratory Judgment of Paternity by that agreement. If the parties don’t agree or a party requests DNA testing, the court will order DNA testing to establish if a person is the father of the child.

Once paternity is established, the court will issue orders regarding legal decision-making regarding the child, parenting time, set current child support and, if necessary, enter a judgment for past child support.

If you have questions about paternity in Arizona, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona paternity and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in paternity and family law cases.

Our family law firm has earned numerous awards such as US News and World Reports Best Arizona Family Law Firm, US News and World Report Best Divorce Attorneys, “Best of the Valley” by Arizona Foothills readers, and “Best Arizona Divorce Law Firms” by North Scottsdale Magazine.

Call us today at (480)305-8300 or reach out to us through our appointment scheduling form to schedule your personalized consultation and turn your paternity or family law case around today.

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Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand

Chris Hildebrand wrote this frequently asked questions page about paternity in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about paternity laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law 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 paternity case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.