Child Support in Arizona: Determining How Much

There are many factors that go into determining how much child support should be paid in Arizona custody cases. When a couple’s divorce includes children, those parents are rightfully expected to have anxiety about their children’s future.  Unfortunately, this anxiety often leads to emotional tension that sometimes gets taken out on the kids.  The best way to reduce this tension is to contact someone who can help you work through the legal issues of child support.  It doesn’t matter if you are a single unmarried parent, or going through a divorce, the financial support of your children is one of your most important priorities.  Taking care of this issue will allow you to focus on the more important task of helping your children adjust to the new family situation.  Contact the Cantor Law Group to evaluate your child support issues and help you understand your legal rights and obligations as far as child support is concerned. Our offices can be reached 24 hours a day at (602) 691-6385.

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Easing the Anxiety of Child Support

In a divorce situation, child custody and child support issues have to be handled before the divorce can be finalized. The court will put the needs of the children before the needs of the parents based on the Arizona child support guidelines.  In a contested divorce situation, child support is often one of the sticking points and even though there are state guidelines, there is plenty of room for negotiation.  Understanding your rights is of the utmost importance to get the most leverage during negotiation.  Our law firm has over 70 years of experience with the guidelines and thoroughly understands all of the nuances of the law.

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Income is not the only factor that the court takes into consideration when determining child support liability.  Here are some, but by no means all, of the factors that can be introduced when mitigating your support payments:

  • Income and debts
  • Health insurance
  • Custody time
  • Education, medical and health needs
  • The children’s prior standard of living
  • Children’s trusts

By consulting with one of our renowned Phoenix custody attorneys, you can be sure that your case will be handled by highly skilled and experienced professionals.  Let us put our experience to work for you.  Whether you have custody of your children or not, contact a Family Law Lawyer from the Cantor Law Group today to help you with your child support issues.