Best Friend of a Child
A non-parent of certain status who is allowed to bring a paternity or maternity proceeding under A.R.S. §§ 25-803 and 25-806. The term is not defined by statute or case law. Context and laws of other states suggest that this is a person who may bring a paternity or maternity action and temporarily act as a guardian ad litem until a guardian ad litem is formally appointed.