To establish paternity, legal decision-making (legal custody), parenting time, and child support

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You are a parent of all the children involved (you are not a 3rd party, grandparent, or stepparent); AND
  • You want a court order that declares paternity and legal decision-making, parenting time and (optionally) child support; AND
  • Paternity has not already been legally established for at least one of the children to be named in the court order; AND
  • The same person is the father of all children to be included in the court order; AND
  • The minor child(ren) resided (lived) in Arizona at least 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.

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

DO NOT USE THE FORMS and instructions in this packet if the following applies to your situation:

  • Someone other than the person named as the father in this case is already listed as the father on the birth certificate for any child for whom you are asking for a court order in this case.
  • Paternity has already been legally established by other means for all children for whom you are seeking a court order in this matter.

For children born after July 1996: If the father's name appears on the birth certificate as a result of the parents having signed an Affidavit of Paternity in the hospital at the time of birth of afterwards, paternity has already been established for that child and you do not need to establish paternity through the court. A.R.S. § 25-812 (C).

If the father is listed on the birth certificate or paternity has otherwise already been legally established for all children for whom you want a court order, see the Law Library Resource Center packet to Establish Legal Decision-Making, Parenting Time and Child Support to determine if it applies to your situation.

To establish paternity with legal decision-making, parenting time, and child support - drp1

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FREE Workshop Flyer
Instructions: How to fill out the forms - drp11i
Parenting Plan Information - drcvg12h
Procedures: What to do after completing the forms - drp10p
Family Department Sensitive Data Cover Sheet - drsds10fC
Summons - dr11f
Preliminary Injunction - drp14f
Petition to Establish Paternity, Legal Decision-Making, Parenting Time, and Child Support - drp11f
Parenting Plan - drcvg11f
Order and Notice to Attend Parent Information Program - dr12f
Child Support Worksheet (use ezCourtForms) - drs12f

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