Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: My daughter is now 6 months old, her father and I broke up while I was a month pregnant, he didn't want to be involved until I was 8 months pregnant. He saw her the day after she was born so I put him on her birth certificate but I haven't seen or heard from him since. Can I take him to court to terminate his parental rights?

Answer: Information on how to terminate parental rights can be found at:  https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/JuvenileCases/juv_jvd2.asp.  If you are not in Maricopa County you can go to:  http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms and look up your county for the instructions and forms.

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  • My daughter is now 6 months old, her father and I broke up while I was a month pregnant, he didn't want to be involved until I was 8 months pregnant. He saw her the day after she was born so I put him on her birth certificate but I haven't seen or heard from him since. Can I take him to court to terminate his parental rights?

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