Securing a Brighter Future for You and Your Child.
Establishing Child Support
Nothing is more important than providing for and protecting your child, whether or not you and your spouse are together. That’s why it’s so important to establish child support that ensures your child has everything they need to grow and thrive.
Child support can be fraught with conflict and difficulty because it is closely tied to parenting time and issues of custody. However, at its core, it’s a simple calculation that doesn’t have much wiggle room, based on the parents’ incomes and the time children spend in each household. This amount is determined by the Arizona Child Support Guidelines, which is reviewed by the Supreme Court of Arizona every four years to ensure that it meets current needs.
Although the exact amount of child support payments can be fixed and inflexible, there are many complicated issues surrounding the establishment of child support. You may be responsible for child support payments whether or not you were married to the child’s parent. You may need to prove paternity, establish custody arrangements, or understand more about income parameters in order to come to an agreement about child support payments. You may also need to modify child support arrangements, or set conditional plans for enforcing child support payments as time goes by.