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What is the purpose of child support?

A divorce can be an emotionally and financially precarious time for an Arizona resident. If a person does not work outside the home because they support their family, they may worry about where they will come up with money to provide for their own post-divorce needs. If they are the breadwinner for their family, they may have concerns about providing their ex-spouse with alimony in the future.

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There is no question that having a child is a major event in the life of an Arizona resident. From the moment that a person finds out they are going to have a baby, they may change the way they approach living their life. They may take fewer risks and make better choices. They may spend less money on themselves and begin investing in ways to build a solid life for their child.

Child support for extracurricular activities

While it is true that every child has different needs, in general, there are certain things that every child requires in order to live a healthy and happy life. Children of all backgrounds and interests need homes to live in and food to eat. They need to be educated and provided with medical care. In Arizona and other states throughout the nation, children need support and love to grow and thrive.

Arizona Child Support Guidelines put support of kids first

No matter how much money a Phoenix resident makes, they may find that there are countless costs and expenses that fight for their cash. A person may invest in a home and pay a mortgage. They may have car payments, costs associated with food and other basic necessities, and expenses that cover the things they want to do with their free time. These are only some of the many financial obligations and expenditures that they may take on in their lives.

What happens if a parent misses a child support payment?

Child support obligations are generally created through the execution of agreements or the issuing of judicial orders. An Arizona parent may be required to provide their child with monthly payments of support, and those payments may be directed to the child's custodial parent for use. When a noncustodial parent fails to make a child support payment, they may become subject to enforcement efforts to remedy their delinquency.

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.

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