PHOENIX FAMILY LAW BLOG
DO I HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF I ONLY WORK SEASONALLY?
People who make a living from seasonal employment often face difficult financial challenges. Typically, seasonal workers can only expect to generate income during several months of the year, yet they must find a way to stretch those funds for the full year. This is true whether you work as a tour guide at the Grand […]
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 […]
CHILD SUPPORT HELP FOR ARIZONA NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS
In a previous blog post, we discussed how Arizona law provides for stiff penalties against parents who fail to make child support payments once the paternity of a child is established. Typically, non-payment of child support will result in an arrest warrant being issued and the non-paying parent will be arrested. In some cases, those placed 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 […]
TECH ISSUES CAUSE DELAYED CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS TO ARIZONANS
A technical snafu may have caused a delay in child support payments for as many as 200 Arizona families over the holidays. A spokesman for data company CenturyLink pointed to a flawed computer file that contained errors as having caused the delay. CenturyLink is the private company authorized by the state to facilitate money withdraws […]