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Legal help for the enforcement of child support orders

When an Arizona court issues an order regarding the actions the parties are to take following the conclusion of their hearing, the mandates included in that order are subject to particular enforcement efforts. For example, if a parent is ordered by a court to provide their child with financial support, then that parent may face sanctions if they do not follow through on their directive.

What events can terminate a child support order?

Child support is an important obligation that a parent has with regard to their child. In Arizona, a parent may be ordered to pay child support to provide their child with their basic necessities and other requirements. Often, child support orders and agreements are created pursuant to divorces and parental separations.

Why is only one parent usually ordered to pay child support?

Without the financial support of their parents, Arizona children would struggle to have their most basic needs met. They may go without enough food or may live without protective shelters around them. They may not have clothing or a means of getting to school to further their educations. In cases of divorce and situations where parents do not live with each other, child support can be a vital component of providing a child with what they require to survive.

What child support enforcement remedies can be used in Arizona?

When parents in Arizona part ways, it is important that the children from the relationship are supported. In most cases, there will be a parent who is ordered to pay child support. It is imperative that the paying parent keep up with the payments, make the payments on time and pay them in full. However, it is not uncommon for the payments to be late, not be paid in full or not be paid at all. For custodial parents who need to receive the payments to care for the child, there are certain steps to take to resolve this issue of delinquent payments.

Discuss possible child support changes before it is too late

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.

Understanding eligibility for child support

Children in Arizona have the right to receive financial support from both of their parents. As such, if their parents are divorced or do not share a home, then one of those parents may be required to provide the child with child support. There are some basic requirements that must be met for child support to be awarded, but readers should talk to their family law attorneys about their specific child support cases.

Can child support money be used to pay the rent?

There is a wide range of expenses to which child support payments may be applied. Individuals in Phoenix who have case-specific questions about how child support is being used in their familial situations should bring their concerns up with their family law attorneys. This post will discuss one general question in the very complex topic of child support and readers are reminded that its contents should be read as information only.

Get case-specific answers to individual child support questions

To the casual observer, Arizona state laws may seem clear and specific. What is stated in the statutes should be applied to all cases that fall under the particular areas of legislation in question for different legal cases. However, anyone who has had to work through a family law matter may know that the clarity of divorce, support and custody laws is anything but precise. This is because subjective standards, complex formulas and other ambiguous considerations can all come into play to ensure that unique family law matters are assessed fairly and receive appropriate outcomes.

Notices must be provided before child support enforcement occurs

A parent who has fallen behind on their child support obligation may be aware that they are failing to meet the terms of their child support agreement or order. While many Arizona parents are able to stay current on the sums that they owe to their children, others through either inability or unwillingness miss payments and leave themselves open to the enforcement efforts of the state. This post will discuss one very important step that must be taken before the state may begin enforcement remedies against financially delinquent parents: notice of delinquency.

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