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Tag Archives: Arizona Legal Glossary “P”

Preliminary Hearing

Arizona Legal Glossary
Preliminary Hearing:

A court proceeding that is used to decide if there is enough evidence against someone charged with a felony to proceed to a trial.

At the preliminary hearing, the judge was satisfied that there was enough evidence against the accused to go to trial.

Paternity

Arizona Legal Glossary
Paternity:

/pəˈternitē/

noun

A determination that establishes a man as the legal father of a child. If the parents of a child have never been married, paternity has to be established before the father is allowed any parental rights.

After paternity had been established, the father vowed to become more active in his son’s life.

Parenting Plan

Arizona Legal Glossary
Parenting Plan:

A written document that contains an agreement between parents; the plan outlines how the child is to be raised and cared for once the parents agree to dissolution of marriage. When parents ask for joint custody, they will be ordered to submit a parenting plan to the judge.

The judge was happy with the submitted parenting plan and agreed to joint custody.

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