Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: I have gotten a woman pregnant and I want to be involved in the child's life but not be involved with her. She is now threatening to move out of state and not let me be involved. Do I have any legal recourse at this point to make sure that my rights as a father are protected?

Answer: You may want to visit the Self Help center of your county's superior court.  They have forms and information on how to establish paternity with legal decision making.  If you are in Maricopa County, go to:  https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/FamilyCourt/index.asp for the forms.  If you are outside of Maricopa County, go to:  http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms and find your county to obtain the information.  You may also want to speak with an attorney regarding your rights.

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  • I have gotten a woman pregnant and I want to be involved in the child's life but not be involved with her. She is now threatening to move out of state and not let me be involved. Do I have any legal recourse at this point to make sure that my rights as a father are protected?

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