As past posts on this blog have noted, paternity is an important legal concept when it comes to preserving a man’s parental rights. If a man is not legally recognized as a child’s father, then he may lose opportunities to secure custody and visitation with his child, or to stop an adoption if the child’s mother chooses not to keep the child.
Ending a relationship can cause significant changes in the way that two parents choose to co-parent their children. Aside from the upheaval of having to live in separate homes and potentially shuttle their children from residence to residence to comply with the terms of their custody agreement or order, Arizona parents may have to overcome differences between them in order to serve their kids’ needs.
Becoming a parent is a wonderful, terrifying and life-changing experience. No matter how much a Phoenix resident attempts to prepare for the day their child is born into the world, they cannot anticipate the many questions, concerns and other issues that they will face when their baby is finally in their arms.
The way that parents choose to tackle the challenging job of raising kids looks different from household to household. While some Arizona parents may choose to divide and conquer the responsibilities by having one parent work out of the home and the other manage the household, others may elect to have both parents work out of the home to better provide for their families.