To establish legal decision-making (legal custody), parenting time and child support (not for 3rd parties, grandparents, step-parents, etc.)

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You are the natural, legal or adoptive parent of the minor child(ren); AND
  • You are NOT legally married to the other parent;* AND
  • You already have a court order establishing paternity, OR you have a court order for child support; OR
  • Both parents signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity through the Hospital Paternity Program or other means provided by law, and a birth certificate listing the name of the father was issued as a result; AND
  • You want a court order concerning your minor children declaring who has authority to make legal decisions concerning the children, time each parent is to have with the children, and (optionally) child support; AND
  • The minor child(ren) resided (lived) in Arizona at least 6 months (or since birth if younger than 6 months) before you file the petition or you talked to a lawyer who advised you that even so you could pursue the case in Arizona.

* If you ARE legally married to the other parent, you may obtain legal decision-making (legal custody) and parenting time as part of an action for legal separation or divorce. A.R.S. § 25-402(B)

Use the easy-to-use child support calculator at ezCourtForms to create a Child Support Worksheet.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process.

To establish legal decision making, parenting time, and child support - for parents only - DRCV1

Download Packet Descargar todos los formularios
or download instructions and forms individually
FREE Workshop Flyer - how to complete papers to establish legal decision making
Help on completing the forms - drcv11i
Parenting Plan Information - drcvg12h
Procedures: How to file papers - drcv10p
Family Department Sensitive Data / Cover Sheet - drsds10fC
Summons - dr11f
Preliminary Injunction - drp14fz
Petition to Establish Legal Decision-Making, Parenting Time and Child Support - drcv11f
Parenting Plan - drcvg11f
Order and Notice for Parent Information Program - dr12f
Child Support Worksheet (use ezCourtForms) - drs12f

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