Do You Have Questions About Child Support?
If you have children and are facing a divorce, one of the main issues you will need to address is child support. After the percentage of child custody is determined, it is likely one parent will need to make payments to the other. But it can be difficult to understand what your rights and responsibilities are under child support laws, so it is important to work with an attorney who will guide you through the legal complexities.
Helping You Understand Parents’ Financial Responsibilities In Arizona
At Medina, Mitchell, & Smith Law PC, we help clients address the difficult and often contested issue of child support. Our attorneys been providing skilled legal representation to the Phoenix metro area for more than 30 years and focus on family law matters.
In Arizona, child support is calculated by a statutory formula that takes into account a range of factors. The amount of child support you pay or receive will be determined by the percentage of parenting time, medical insurance costs, day care costs, education costs, parental income and a variety of other factors.
Child support laws are created to ensure that children continue to receive the financial support they need and deserve after parents divorce. But most parents find they have questions and concerns in this area. When you work with our law firm, we will make sure that you have a clear understanding of your rights and will work to protect the financial needs of your children as well as your own financial rights.
Additional Issues In Child Support
- Deviations from the child support formula: While the majority of child support matters adhere firmly to the Arizona Supreme Court child support guidelines, there are opportunities to petition for deviations if the request serves the best interests of the children. Contact our law firm to learn more.
- Child support modifications: If one of the parents or a child has experienced a significant change in circumstances, there are opportunities to modify child support payments even after the final divorce order. Requests must reflect at least a 15 percent increase or decrease in payments, and sufficient evidence must be presented to prove the change in financial need or ability to pay.
For Enforcement Or A Modification, Contact Our Maricopa County Attorneys
When you face a difficult family law matter, the team at Medina, Mitchell, & Smith Law PC will provide strong legal advocacy and compassionate representation. Contact our Maricopa County child support attorney by email or by phone at 480-535-9818 to discuss your rights and options. We are ready to help.
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