There are many people who have children in Arizona who are no longer with the other parent. In these cases, generally, the non-custodial parent will end up paying child support to the other parent. This is a monthly payment from one parent to the other to ensure that the child's financial needs are met. The amount is based on the child support guidelines in Arizona.
These guidelines take into account a number of factors about the parents' financial situation and the financial needs of the child. Once ordered, the monthly obligation continues until the child is emancipated, which is when the child turns 18, graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever occurs first.