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How is Paternity Established in an Arizona Family Court Case?

When it comes to establishing paternity, Arizona law lays out four different scenarios in which a court may presume paternity. The first scenario is when the mother of the child and the alleged father were married within certain timeframes of the birth of the child. See ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 25-814(A)(1). For example, if …

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What is Arizona’s Conciliation Court?

In Arizona, in certain cases, spouses may seek or might be ordered to submit their family law controversies to a conciliation court. Conciliation court attempts to either preserve the marriage or to resolve controversies. See Ariz. R. Fam. L. Pro. 68(b)(1). A conciliation court can offer different services to achieve these goals, including conciliation services, …

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Arizona Family Court Cases & The Best Interests of Minor Children

I. The Best Interests Standard   In Arizona, whenever a family court makes a determination about legal decision-making (custody) or parenting time for a minor child, it is statutorily required to make orders that are in that minor child’s best interests. See ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 25-403(A). Arizona statute states that absent evidence to …

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