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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.

When will I be done paying child support?

A parent who lives with their child may be painfully aware of just how much money it takes to raise that young person. From costs associated with keeping food in their body and a roof over their head to paying for their clothes, school supplies and activities, a Phoenix parent may be stretched to cover the many expenses that are required to maintain a child's needs.

Court reviewing state child support guidelines

Calculation of child support payments in Arizona follows guidelines issued by the state Supreme Court. The Court is considering changes to these guidelines because of Arizona's minimum wage increases and new federal regulations. These will impact support calculations and parents' finances.

Arizona program helps parents with their child support needs

It may take a village to raise a child, but it also takes money. This means that if a child's parents break up or divorce, one parent may be obligated to pay child support. The state of Arizona recognizes that child support is an important part of raising a child in a stable and healthy environment and provides assistance to help custodial parents and non-custodial parents.

Child support may cover more than just the basic necessities

What does it take financially to raise a child in Arizona? Of course, a child must be provided the proper food, clothing and shelter needed to survive, but a well-rounded childhood involves so much more. It entails having an appropriate education, receiving quality medical care, participating in sports, hobbies and other interests and so much more. Therefore, when a person is required to pay child support, they are providing the child with more than just the child's basic needs.

Trying to handle child support issues alone can be a mistake

Residents of Arizona may think that since there are child support guidelines and a mathematical formula for determining child support, that everything is pretty cut-and-dried. They may even think that the matter is so simple that they do not need to seek help with regards to their child support issues. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.

What expenses make up a child support obligation?

Parents in Arizona need to raise their children, which often means spending big bucks. There are many costs here, starting with basics such as food, shelter and clothing. These expenses can add up quickly, but there may be costs that don't immediately come to mind. For example, parents need to pay for various extracurricular activities, medical insurance, unreimbursed medical expenses, child care costs, and other expenses.

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