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Lakers star Steve Nash may have to pay child support

Arizona residents who are also basketball fans may be interested to learn about a battle that is heating up - this time not on the court, but in the courtroom. Lakers starter Steve Nash was embroiled in a nasty divorce and is now involved in an equally distressing fight over child support. His ex-wife Alejandra Nash contends that he should pay child support for their eight-year-old twins and two-year-old son. The courts, thus far, have held a different opinion.

Man wins Powerball and settles child support debt

Arizona residents may be interested to hear the story of one man who hit it big recently -- winning a Powerball jackpot of $338 million. When he won the lottery, the man was in arrears for his child support for close to $30,000. After winning, he has settled his child support debts. The man in this case has five children, three of whom will be coming to live with him now that he has the means to be able to provide for them.

Brendan Fraser seeks lower alimony payments

While many divorced couples have some sort of alimony agreement in place, it is rare for such payments to approach a million dollars per year. In the case of high-earning couples, however, alimony payments may reach or even exceed this amount. However, alimony agreements tend to be applied at the time of divorce, and financial circumstances often later change for the parties involved. A story illustrating this may interest those of all income levels in Phoenix who are having difficulty with their alimony payments.

Sperm donor compelled to pay child support

Parents must often pay child support when their children do not live with them. The justification for this is simple: Parents have a duty to support their children financially. Readers in Mesa, Arizona, may have heard about a recent case in which a sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support, testing the scope of who may be required to support children in such situations.

Singer's payment amounts show cost of high-asset divorce

The emotional cost of a divorce is often spoken of, but the ongoing financial cost of a high-asset divorce is typically shrouded in the secrecy of negotiated settlement arrangements. The recent release of parts of the divorce settlement of Grammy-winning musician Marc Anthony sheds a little light on the subject though, showing just how expensive divorce can be.

Taxpayers pick up the tab for delinquent child support accounts

After a child support agreement or order is in place, there unfortunately is no guarantee that the paying parent will follow through and make support payments on time. The reasons for becoming delinquent on child support payments vary and they can be legitimate. Sometimes the cause is the loss of a job or a decrease in salary; in other cases, a blatant disregard for the court order may be the problem.

Inmates struggle with child support obligations while incarcerated

Child support payments are legal financial obligations that must be paid according to the terms of the child support orders. When child support obligations go unfulfilled, serious consequences may occur. In Arizona, failure to pay child support can result in tax refund interceptions, suspension of drivers' and recreational licenses, liens on personal property and real estate, and even jail time.

New early paternity tests could expand father's rights in Arizona

In Arizona, in order for unmarried men to assert their father's rights, they will often have to first prove paternity. This generally must be done in order to settle child support disputes, or claim a right to child custody or parenting time. Most often, paternity is determined through a blood test after the birth of a child, but scientific advances may soon make prenatal paternity tests available here in the Phoenix area.

Katie Holmes asks for 'suitable' amount of child support

Here in Gilbert, Arizona, and throughout the state, when parents break up child support may be awarded depending on state guidelines. A variety of factors are considered by a judge in determining a child support award. This may include the income of each parent, any special medical needs of the child, and the child's lifestyle when the parents were together, among a variety of things.

How shopping habits affect alimony, child custody settlements

Arizona residents may have heard or read the recent news reports that revealed a surprising method that some retailers are using to cull consumer information and design advertising campaigns. The reports raise red flags related to ethical and privacy concerns, but they should also be a warning for anyone who is going through divorce proceedings.

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