When is a man presumed to be the father of the child?

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According to the Arizona Revised Statutes, a man is presumed to be the father of a child if:

The mother and father were married at any time 10 months immediately preceding the birth of the child.


The child was born within 10 months after the marriage ended due to either death, annulment, divorce or legal separation.


Genetic tests affirm at least a 95% probability of paternity.


A birth certificate is signed by both the mother and father if the child is born outside of marriage. Also referred to as “out of wedlock”.


Both parents sign together or separately notarized signed statements, acknowledging paternity.

We can help you file all of the necessary documentation in order to establish paternity so you can start down the legal road to collect support for your children.

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