The practice of family law can also benefit families who are not joined by marriage.
Paternity issues can take a number of surprising turns, for example — some ugly, some inspiring.
Ugly: when a child’s birth mother does not want to be found by a biological father who wants to be closer to his child.
Inspiring: when a father seeks paternity testing to increase access to his child, and establish parental rights of custody and visitation, and is prepared to pay regular child support in order to accomplish that goal.
Birth mothers can also seek out a co-parent to demand paternity testing, in order to receive financial support.
Whatever the course that a paternity issue can take, the ideal situation is one in which both parents share a prominent role in a child’s upbringing, sharing decisions on time spent with each, plus education, religion and so on.
Are you an unmarried parent in Arizona who needs financial support so that you and your child or children can afford the necessities of life? Are you a birth mother who feels that your child’s father should be upholding his responsibilities for support, custody and visitation? Are you a father who wants to do your part to ensure that your child is provided for?
Gilbert family law attorney Steven Zachary of the Zachary Law Group can help. A paternity issue between unmarried parents and any other domestic problem has a solution. Don’t ignore it — “Zach it.” One call to 480-3899-3533 can take your worry away. Discuss your situation in detail and in confidence with Steven Zachary in an initial consultation.