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Wages can be garnished for current and back payments

If your ex is not paying the proper amount for child support — or is not paying at all — one of the options that the state has is to garnish that person’s wages. To do this, an Administrative Income Withholding Order will be needed. This can be issued by the Division of Child Support Services. The […]

Child emancipation laws in Arizona

Typically, child support is going to last until a child is 18 years old. There are some exceptions to this, however; some people need to pay for longer, for example, if the child needs special assistance and there are more costs. Others don’t have to pay as long if the child is emancipated before he […]

TIPS FOR KEEPING CHILD SUPPORT RECORDS

If you’re ordered to pay child support, it’s a very good idea to keep accurate records of every payment that you make. There have been stories of people claiming they were never paid when they actually were, all because money got tight and they needed extra cash. With no evidence on hand, you could end up paying […]

BUDGETING FOR CHILD SUPPORT WHEN MAKING PAYMENTS

If you’re making child support payments every month, it’s very important to actually be able to make them. It’s a crime not to, and the court will not care if you spent your money on other things and then didn’t have enough left to pay. As such, it can be very important to use these […]

HOW CHILD SUPPORT CAN IMPACT MULTIPLE FAMILIES

Child support situations are rarely simple, especially when they involve multiple families. This makes the payments all that much more important, so it’s crucial to know when to pay, how much to pay, and what to do if your ex-spouse is refusing to pay in Arizona. Those decisions could reach farther than you realize. For example, one […]

IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS ARE CORRECT

It’s very important to make sure that the amount you’re paying in child support is the proper amount. Never assume that it is, even if someone else—like your employer—is helping make the payments possible. If you don’t pay the right amount, even if it was an honest mistake, you could be arrested and even put […]

CHILD SUPPORT ISN’T JUST FOR THE BARE ESSENTIALS

A lot of people think child support shouldn’t cover anything a child could technically live without. For instance, they understand that it can help to buy food and clothes or pay the rent, but they don’t think it should go any farther than that. This is a myth. The reality is that child support is […]

WHY IT’S BEST NOT TO STRESS ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT

If your ex has been ordered to pay child support and he or she isn’t paying, you absolutely want to look into all of your legal options in Arizona. Neglecting to make these payments is against the law, and there are steps that you can take to recover the money that you’re owed. By no means […]

COMMON REASONS FOR CHILD SUPPORT DISAGREEMENTS

If you’re trying to figure out how much your spouse should pay in child support after your divorce, you are dealing with a very sensitive issue. Child support is incredibly important to parents in Arizona, but it’s also a point of contention since parents may feel like they are paying too much or not getting […]

CAN I BE JAILED FOR FAILING TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA?

Arizona has long recognized the social utility of having both parents actively involved in supporting their children. A child who receives support and care from both parents is more likely to develop into a productive member of society than a child with absent and unsupportive parents. That is why the federal and state laws have […]

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