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Question: My daughters fathers hasn't been around at all for her life so far, she is 4 years old, I want him to sever his rights to her so i can have all rights to her. But he doesn't believe she is his, so do I have to establish paternity first and than go from there since he isn't willing to sign over his rights?

Answer: You may need to establish paternity so that it is done legally.  If you are in Maricopa County, go to:  https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/FamilyCourt/fc_drvp1.asp.  They give instructions and the forms needed to establish paternity.  If you are outside of Maricopa county, go to:  http://www.azcourts.gov/familylaw/.

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  • My daughters fathers hasn't been around at all for her life so far, she is 4 years old, I want him to sever his rights to her so i can have all rights to her. But he doesn't believe she is his, so do I have to establish paternity first and than go from there since he isn't willing to sign over his rights?

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