To establish legal decision-making (legal custody), parenting time and child support (not for 3rd parties, grandparents, step-parents, etc.)
- You are the natural, legal or adoptive parent of the minor child(ren); AND
- You are NOT legally married to the other parent;* AND
PATERNITY HAS ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED BECAUSE:
- 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
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