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Deviating from the child support guidelines in Arizona

Any parent in Arizona knows that children can be very expensive. They rely on their parents for all their financial needs. These expenses include the basics such as food, shelter and clothing, but include many other expenses besides the basics. When parents are married or living together, these expenses are covered by the parents. However, if parents are divorced or never married in the first place, then it is often times necessary for one parent to pay child support to the other for these expenses.

How medical costs factor into child support in Arizona

Paying for children's needs can be very expensive for the parents. Children need food, a place to live, clothes (which they grow out of rapidly) diapers (depending on the age), school supplies, fees for extracurricular activities and many other costs. When the parents are married or live together, they may not keep exact records on how much they pay for their children, but it can be a significant portion of their income.

Adjustments to gross income for child support purposes in Arizona

Many parents in Arizona are required to pay child support each month. Those who have gone through the process of establishing a child support order know that child support payments are based on guidelines established by Arizona law. These guidelines take into account a number of different factors, but one of the main factors is each parent's gross monthly income.

What is considered gross income for determining child support?

Many parents in Arizona either receive or pay child support. For many of these parents the child support obligation was determined using the child support calculator. We have previously discussed how this calculator is used to determine child support. However, as we discussed there may be disputes regarding which numbers are put into the calculator in the first place.

Modifying a child support order in Arizona

Many people in Arizona have children with a person to whom they are no longer married or to whom they were never married in the first place. People in this position may be either receiving or paying child support for their children. Child support is ordered to ensure the financial needs of the children are being met by both parents when the child is residing with only one of the parents.

Enforcing a child support order from another state in Arizona

Society in general has become much more mobile and as a result, more and more people move to different states to live. Many people living in Arizona were not born here and moved here for one reason or another. This could be because of a job, to be closer to loved ones or a number of different reasons. Whatever the reason for moving, previous obligations may follow people to new states.

Penalties for not paying child support in Arizona

In Arizona, child support orders generally remain in place until the child is at least 18 years old. Under some circumstances they can last longer than that. An order put in place when the child is young could last well over ten years. Over that amount of time there can be many changes in the parents' lives.

Establishing and enforcing child support orders

There are many couples who have children, but who are no longer together for a variety of reasons. These situations arise when couples divorce or were never married in the first place. Generally, when parents are no longer together, one parent will be ordered to provide the other parent with child support. This is to ensure that the child's financial needs are being met by both parents.

How is child support calculated in Arizona?

Many parents in Arizona either have to pay child support or receive child support. Any time parents get divorced and have minor children, or unmarried parents part ways, child support becomes an issue. Child support is required to ensure that a child's financial needs are being met by both parents. These needs include housing, clothes, food, child care and medical needs. While most parents know that they may have to pay child support or should be receiving it, many do not know how much their child support will be.

Arizona recognizes August as child support awareness month

Many parents in Arizona have had children and are now divorced or were never married to the child's other parent in the first place. These people have most likely had to deal with issues related to child custody and/or child support. Child custody orders govern who will care for the child on a daily basis and when the other parent will have visitation. Child support orders calculate the amount that the non-custodial parent will pay to the other parent in order to ensure the child's financial needs are being met.

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