Keeping track of how a person spends and earns money is a common practice in Arizona. While once upon a time Phoenix residents maintained checkbook ledgers to track their earnings and expenditures, now most people log into their financial institutions' websites to follow the trends of their money. When it comes to finances record-keeping is an important way to stay ahead of problems and the same holds true with regard to alimony.
Child support is an important source of financial help that a non-custodial parent may pay on behalf of their children in order to allow their kids to lead good lives. In Arizona, both mothers and fathers can be compelled to pay child support if their children do not live with them. If a man acknowledges a child as his own or has his name included on the child's birth certificate, then he may be compelled to pay support.
During the summer it can be especially hard for children to think about going back to school. After wrapping up the academic year, kids in Arizona are often more focused on having fun and seeing their friends than they are on preparing to get back into their classrooms in the fall. However, their parents do not have the luxury of putting their lives on hold for the summer. The summer is often a good time for parents to make custodial and financial plans for their kids as they move closer to the coming school years.