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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.

Parenting time guidelines in Arizona

There are many fathers in Arizona who are not married to the mothers of their children. This includes fathers who are divorced from the mother and those who were never married to the mother. In these situations, the fathers most likely have had to go through child custody proceedings in order to see their children. In general, fathers may feel that the system is stacked against them and that they will most likely not be able to see their children as much as the mother.

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.

Establishing paternity and fathers' rights in Arizona

There are many children born in Arizona every year. Some are born into and raised by married parents. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes the child's parents are never married. Other times, the parents get divorced while the children are still minors. In these situations, child support and child custody become issues. These can be highly emotional situations and each situation is unique. However, in general, men may be treated a little differently under the law.

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.

Man caught in odd child support case starts jail sentence

There are many people in Arizona who receive child support and others who have to pay child support. This is generally based on the parents' respective incomes and the time they spend with the child. However, the parent required to pay does not always pay the court-ordered child support as directed. Some have good reasons for not paying, but they may face consequences, even jail time, if they don't pay.

Man charged twice for child support

Many people in Arizona have been divorced or had a child with a person they are no longer seeing. Generally, when this happens, there is a child custody and parenting time order. This governs when the child will be with each parent. It also has an effect on the child support order. Whoever has the child less will pay child support to the other parent. When that parent pays, no matter how they pay, there is usually no issue between the parents, at least as to child support.

Ludacris loses child support dispute

Many Arizonan fans of the rapper/actor Ludacris may have heard about his recent child support battle with the mother of his infant daughter. The mother of the child was seeking $7,000 a month in child support. Ludacris countered, stating he did not make as much money last year due to delayed production of a new movie and the fact that he has not made a new music album in a while. The judge on his case did not agree with him. He recently ordered Ludacris to pay $7,000 a month in child support and an additional $35,000 to the mother.

Arizona man arrested for failing to pay child support

For many people in Arizona, establishing a child support order is relatively easy. Either at the time of divorce or, in the case of unwed parents, at a hearing to establish paternity, child support is ordered at an amount either agreed to by the parties or determined by a judge in accordance with state child support guidelines. The hard part for many parents, however, is child support enforcement. Simply being ordered to pay a certain amount does not mean that the person will actually pay it. Some individuals are very good at evading child support collection efforts and end up owing large amounts of child support.

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