Phoenix Paternity Lawyer
Establishing paternity is an essential component in obtaining rights for biological fathers. If the mother does not stipulate to paternity, this may require a court-ordered DNA test to establish proof that a man is the father of a child.
If you are a man seeking visitation or legal decision making/custody rights to your child, or if you are a woman trying to secure child support payments, it maybe essential to work through the legal paternity test process with the guidance of an experienced Phoenix, Arizona paternity attorney.
Continue reading to learn more about rights and/or obligations according to current Arizona paternity laws.
Fathers’ Rights Begin With Paternity Testing
At Bishop Law Offices, P.C., our legal team works to help unmarried parents make sure the necessary paperwork is completed and filed to initiate the paternity process and represents mothers or fathers in court regarding legal decision making, parenting time and child support.
Why pursue a paternity action? Determining paternity may be required to establish rights and benefits for unmarried fathers and mothers and their children, including:
- Paternity is the first step to obtain a father parenting time rights.
- Paternity gives a father the opportunity to make or share in legal decisions about a child.
- Paternity allows a birth mother to pursue child support from the father.
- Paternity may provide a child inheritance to a father’s assets and benefits.