Paternity

Paternity in Arizona

In Arizona you must have a court issue an Order for Paternity, even if the father’s name is on the birth certificate and even if the parties took place in a hospital paternity program. Paternity cases establish who the father is and also address all of the rights for both parties when a child is born “out of wedlock,” which means the parties are not married. If the parties are married, the Court presumes that the man is the father of the child. If they are not married, there must be a court order for paternity, whether the parents agree to all of the terms of a paternity case or not. If the parties agree who the father is, SIRLIN LAW FIRM, LLC will help the parties reach agreements and submit them to the court for approval. When the parties are able to agree to all of the issues of a paternity they may not ever need to go to court. If they disagree, SIRLIN LAW FIRM will represent one of the parties and diligently work to prove to the court that the client’s positions are in the child’s best interests. SIRLIN LAW FIRM, LLC has over 21 years experience with paternity cases and represents clients who do agree to all of the terms of paternity and also represents clients who might need to go to court. Paternity cases also involve issues other than who the father is, including custody, parenting time and child support.

Call SIRLIN LAW FIRM, LLC today at 602-561-8107 or email us at either sirlinlaw@gmail.com or rsirlin@phoenixdivorcegroup.com to schedule a consultation and learn more about paternity law in Arizona.