We Are Here To Make Sure You Get Credit For Child Support You Have Provided Since Your Separation Or Divorce
Arizona child support guidelines determine, with only a few exceptions, the amount of child support payments. The guidelines take into account the income of each parent, day care costs, medical and health insurance expenses, and the amount of parenting time/custody each parent has been awarded. The information is entered on a parent's worksheet, and the support obligation is ordered by the court.
It is important to note that the Arizona Legislature is considering adopting changes that would greatly affect how child support is calculated. We are here to advise you of these changes and how you can protect yourself, your rights and your income. Call us at 480-283-0352 to learn more about these changes, your options and what you can expect to pay in child support.
You Should Avoid Making Cash Gifts, Mortgage Payments Or Other Undocumented Child Support Payments
At our Phoenix law firm, we have seen fathers penalized for their generosity in making cash gifts or mortgage payments, or providing clothing or other undocumented expenses. For your contribution to the support of your child to be acknowledged by the Pinal or Maricopa County family court, it must be properly documented as a child support payment.
Attorney Mark Werner exclusively represents men and fathers in family law matters. He can help you understand your obligations and protect your rights as a father when making payments.
Post-Decree Modification Of Child Support
The terms of child support outlined in a divorce decree are not final. Child support is modifiable at any time so long as there has been a change in circumstances such as:
- Change in either parent's income
- Change in parenting yime
- Children emancipating
- Change of job
- Any addition of a child you support
These are just a few examples. Countless other factors can be a cause for modification of child support. Our child support lawyer will protect your financial welfare and your rights as a father in child support actions post-decree.
Do You Have To Pay Child Support If Your Ex-Wife Is Interfering With Parenting Time?
Yes! The possible consequences of withholding child support include driver's license revocation, jail, garnished wages and a 10 percent interest rate on unpaid support obligations. Be sure to contact a child support attorney before withholding a payment.
Your access to your child is not conditional upon your support, nor is your support conditional upon your access to your child. The two are mutually exclusive. These are separate issues that impact each other, and we will help you with legal avenues.
Contact An Attorney About Child Support
Our law firm exclusively represents men and fathers in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Call us at 480-283-0352 or contact us online to learn more about your rights as a father and a wage earner. We offer free initial consultations so you can understand your options and what we can do to help you.