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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.

One of baseball's richest players in child-support dispute

There are many parents in Arizona who must pay child support. The initial child support order is based on the circumstances at the time of the order. However, over the course of a child's life, circumstances may change. One parent may lose a job or have a medical emergency that prohibits them from working. Sometimes, child care costs increase or the child has more financial needs. Also, one parent may find a new job or receive a promotion and earn significantly more than they did at the time of the original order.

Father seeks custody of child after learning of adoption

Many children are born out of wedlock in Arizona each year. This creates a situation where the father of the child may not be recognized by law. In order to protect fathers' rights to their child, they must take certain actions in order to be presumed the father of the child. Once paternity has been established, the father has the right to seek custody of the child and the child cannot be adopted without his consent.

18 parents arrested for failing to pay child support

Many parents in Arizona are currently ordered to pay child support. Child support is important for children to help ensure that their needs are met. This financial obligation can have a big effect on both the parent paying and the parent receiving the child support. Sometimes the parent paying the child support falls behind in his or her payments. When this happens, child support enforcement is important to help ensure the child's financial needs are being met.

Maricopa warrants for nonpayment of child support acted upon

Raising a child can be expensive. Medical needs, school supplies, extracurricular expenses, and every day expenses can accumulate. While paying for these financial needs may be hard enough when a couple is together, a divorce can make covering these costs extremely difficult or impossible for a single parent. For this reason, child support is a hotly contested issue during a divorce.

Parents with lowest income are failing to pay child support

Child support is usually paid by a non-custodial parent for the proper care and upbringing of their child. Child support payments provide for the everyday expenses of the child such as food, clothing, transportation and medical expenses. When a parent fails to pay child support the child's needs may not be met.

August is child support awareness month in Arizona

Arizona residents who are seeking child support may be interested to learn that August is child support awareness month. They may also be interested to learn about the child support process in Arizona. A case is established when a custodial parent comes into the Child Support Office and fills out an application. The office will then proceed to establish paternity if the non-custodial parent's whereabouts are known. When a non-custodial parent's whereabouts are unknown the state has many resources at their disposal to locate the parent.

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