Every state in the U.S. has guidelines for use in determining the amount of child support paid by parents to aid in the upbringing of their children, and Arizona is no exception.
Although parentage is generally addressed for the purposes of providing financial support for a child, it is so much more in the life of a child. Parentage is the establishment of a legal relationship between a father and child to provide basic emotional, social, and economic ties.
It is incredibly important to establish the parentage of a child. Not only does this help the parents involved, but it is beneficial for the child as well. In Arizona, establishing the parentage of a child can be done by either voluntary acknowledgment of paternity or through genetic testing.
Arizona has specific laws that address custodial interference. Custodial interference is when one parent knowingly acts contrary to a parenting plan or against the legal rights of the child’s other parent or lawful custodian.