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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.

New app created for child support payments

There are many divorced couples in Arizona who have children. Most of the time one parent is ordered to pay child support to the other parent, who is generally the parent caring for the children the majority of the time. One aspect of child support is a monthly lump sum amount. However, many divorce decrees also include clauses dealing with another child support issue, which addresses how much each parent will pay for extracurricular activities and uninsured medical costs. Sometimes this is the most complicated part of child support payments.

NFL running back Arian Foster faces paternity lawsuit

When a child is born in Arizona, it is very easy to determine the mother of the child. However, it is not as easy to determine the child's father. Many times, the father signs a birth certificate, a process during which both the mother and father alleged that the father is the biological father of the child. Other times, it is not clear who the father is or the alleged father does not admit to being the father of the child. In these cases, paternity must be determined at a later time.

Many being arrested for failure to pay child support in Arizona

In Arizona there are many people who have children and are either divorced or were never married to the other parent. In these situations, many times one parent is ordered to pay the other parent child support. The purpose of child support orders is to ensure that the financial needs of the child are being met and that both parents are contributing. Sometimes there are never any issues with the child support payment, but in many cases child support payments are not being made. This can have a detrimental effect on the child's well-being.

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