Establishing Paternity in the State of Arizona

Paternity is the legal process of establishing the paternity of a child.  A paternity action cannot be filed until after the child is born and can be initiated by either the parent of the child.

Stepparent Adoption in the State of Arizona

In Arizona a stepparent can adopt their spouse’s child. This can provide permanency to a child who does not have a relationship with their other biological parent and many times has never had a relationship with the other parent.