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  • You want a court order that declares paternity and legal decision making (custody), 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.

    DO NOT USE THE FORMS and instructions in this packet if the following factor 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. ยง 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 (Custody), Parenting Time and Support to determine if it applies to your situation.
This packet contains general information and/or court forms and instructions to file petition to establish a court order for paternity, and also get an order of Legal Decision Making (Custody), parenting time and support. Be sure the documents are in the following order:
Title File English Spanish
To Establish Paternity with Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time, and Child Support drp1 PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 FREE Workshop Flyer - How to Complete Papers to Establish Legal Decision Making (Custody), Parenting Time and Child Support Workshop Flyer PDF PDF
2 Instructions: How to Complete the Petition and other court papers drp11i PDF PDF
3 Procedures: What to do After Completing the Forms drp10p PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Family Court Sensitive Data Cover Sheet drsds10fC PDF PDF
2 Summons dr11f PDF PDF
3 Preliminary Injunction drp14f PDF PDF
4 Petition to Establish Paternity (with Legal Decision Making (Custody), parenting time, and child support) drp11f PDF PDF
5 Parent Information Program Notice dr12f PDF PDF
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