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Paternity

How can I check to see if I am the father or not?
Either parent may request a judge to order a paternity test.

Can I be the father if I'm not the biological parent?
It depends on the circumstances of the case. Speak with an attorney if there is a dispute involving paternity.

Within how long must I object before I am legally the parent?
It depends on which jurisdiction you live in.

If I am not the father, will I ever have to pay child support?
It depends on whether the court deems you to be the parent or not. Speak with an attorney if there is a dispute involving paternity.

Who has the right to custody of an extra marital child?
A child born during the marriage is presumed to be the child of the married couple. However, the courts in Arizona will assess what is in the child's best interest when determining custody.

What are post humous children and can they inherit?
It depends on what the deceased in Arizona specifically stated in a will or trust or whether a will and trust does not exist. Speak with an attorney about the facts of your case.