Peoria, AZ asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Arizona

Q: Should I file for child support?

My daughter was born on 11.05.2020. She will now be 7 months in 4 days and her father has yet to even have met her. He is fully aware of her and has been aware of her since I was 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I constantly send him updates and pictures but nothing. He has literally done nothing for her. If I file for child support, what type of repercussions can I face? Could be begin a custody battle with me out of spite?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The risk you run filing for child support is that he files to establish legal decision-making and parenting time. Arizona law starts with the presumption that parenting time should be equal, but the Court will order something other than equal parenting time if you can show that a different order is in the child's best interests.

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