If you and your spouse or domestic partner with whom you share children are about to separate or have recently separated, it is important to obtain a child support order dating from the time of separation. Assuming that you are the custodial parent and the other parent has moved out of the house, you will be able to hold that parent accountable to pay child support dating from the date of separation.
Even if you did not obtain a child support order when your husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend moved out of the house, you may be entitled to receive retroactive child support dating back to the date of separation.
If you already have a child support order, and the other parent has refused to pay, you may have gone to court to obtain a judgment requiring payment of back child support. Lasiter & Jackson in Phoenix can help you enforce child support orders and past judgments ordering payment of unpaid back child support. We are experienced at facilitating enforcement of child support orders through aggressive collections.
If you are a parent who owes back child support and are experiencing financial distress due to a layoff, a foreclosure or bankruptcy, we can help you petition the family law court for a reduction in your child support obligation and look for ways to keep you out of jail while you get back on your feet. Note: back child support is not wiped out in a bankruptcy, but your distressed financial circumstances may be relevant to the family law court’s perception of your present ability to pay.
At Lasiter & Jackson, we provide understanding and compassion for the delicate issues associated with child support and child custody. We aim to serve our family law clients at an affordable cost, beginning with the initial consultation.
Contact our law office in Phoenix to discuss your child support and child custody issues with a lawyer. We serve clients throughout Pinal County and Maricopa County. Collecting support is a concern for many separated and divorced parents, and Lasiter & Jackson can help.