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WHAT DOES THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT HAVE TO DO WITH CHILD SUPPORT?

Back in the early 1970s, Congress began to realize the importance of non-custodial parents to their children. In particular, lawmakers realized that parents whom were legally obligated to support their children were also often more involved in their children’s overall development — especially with regards to their children’s scholastic and extracurricular activities. Government officials also […]

YOUR RIGHTS AND THE ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

In most divorces that involve children, the parent receiving child support is also the child’s primary caretaker. Arizona courts have long recognized that many recipients of child support rely heavily on that assistance to help pay for housing, food and other expenses related to proper child rearing. In fact, data taken from national statistics in […]

CAN THE FEDS COME AFTER ME FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT?

Under Arizona law, both parents of a child are required to look after the child’s health and welfare regardless of whether the child lives with either parent. However, in most situations, the child will reside primarily with one parent for the majority of the year. That parent is considered the custodial parent and is usually […]

UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS CAN I CHANGE MY CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

Many Arizona residents currently paying child support for one or more children are unaware that substantial changes in their lives may affect the amounts they receive or are required to pay. A common complaint from non-custodial parents is that the court-ordered amount of child support is simply too much to allow them make ends meet. […]

HOW DOES ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION WORK?

Sometimes non-custodial parents who have been separated from their child for some time are surprised when they are contacted by the Arizona Department of Child Support Services. However, in Arizona, that contact is generated automatically whenever a custodial parent applies for state assistance through the Arizona Department of Economic Security. That contact can also occur […]

CHILD SUPPORT AWARENESS MONTH COMING IN ARIZONA

The reports coming out of Child Support Services in La Paz County, Arizona, indicate that parents have been able to collect on more than $1 million worth of child support payments in roughly the last 12 months. The exact total given for the year that ended on the last day of June was $1,123,085. The […]

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