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What Is the Putative Father Registry in Arizona?

A man’s parental rights should not be left to the whim of others. When it comes to your legal privileges as a parent, it is critical to be proactive and take action to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Justin Fernstrom PLLC, we work alongside fathers to acknowledge paternity by registering your place […]

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What Is the Arizona Adoption Process?

Making the decision to adopt a child is the beginning of a deeply fulfilling and enriching story. Not only are you selflessly providing a home to a child in need, but you are opening the doors to the joy of parenthood. While this journey is meaningful and exciting, the process can be equally complicated and […]

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What Is Foster-to-Adopt?

Thousands of Arizona children are in need of a safe, stable, and loving home. At first glance, fostering care and adoption seem similar – both processes involve bringing a child into your home to support and nurture. Foster care is a temporary arrangement, however, while adoption is a permanent assumption of parental rights. Foster care […]

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What Are the Requirements to Adopt a Child in Arizona?

The choice to adopt a child is made from the heart. The adoption process can be difficult, riddled with unexpected challenges and questions. At the Law Office of Justin Fernstrom PLLC, we will help you navigate the requirements to adopt a child in Arizona and effectively use the law to achieve a smooth transition for […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Foster Care Adoption in Arizona?

Every hopeful parent has much to consider before they pursue adoption, and foster care is no exception. The decision to grow your family through Arizona’s foster-to-adopt program is an important one and acknowledging the benefits – and challenges – is essential to making a well-informed choice. At the Law Office of Justin Fernstrom PLLC, we […]

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How Does Arizona Deal With Unmarried Mothers’ Rights?

The legal landscape surrounding unmarried mothers’ rights in Arizona can be complex, and disputes over paternity, child custody, and child support can further complicate matters. At the Law Office of Justin Fernstrom PLLC, we advocate for the rights of unmarried mothers, helping women across Arizona protect their families and safeguard their interests. What Are My […]

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How Does Arizona Deal With Unmarried Fathers’ Rights?

Unmarried fathers’ rights in Arizona are limited until you take the steps necessary to establish paternity and assert your legal privileges as a parent. At the Law Office of Justin Fernstrom PLLC, we work closely with unmarried fathers to protect and exercise their rights. Our team of experienced attorneys passionately advocate for fathers’ rights and […]

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How Do I Fight DCS in Arizona?

Parents have the right to choose how to raise their children, and children have the right to be with their parents. Regardless, DCS can decide to remove a child from their home if allegations of abuse or neglect have been made. Navigating the DCS investigation, removal, and/or dependency process can be traumatic for both children […]

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How Can I Adopt My Grandchild in Arizona?

The United States Census Bureau reports that over 2.4 million grandparents across the country are responsible for raising their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent who has become the primary caregiver to your grandchild, your family may benefit from the adoption process. Ultimately, the longer you fulfill the parental role and dedicate your time and […]

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