1. Setting And Modifying Child Support In Arizona

    The Grand Canyon State is an income shares state. Lawmakers presumed that children of divorced parents should be entitled to the same standard of living they would have had if their parents remained married, which is why Arizona’s child support guidelines take both parents’ income into account f…Read More

  2. Child Support Modifications

    The final divorce decree that officially separates you from your spouse is not necessarily the end of a divorce. Depending on your circumstances, this can be either fortunate or unfortunate. Regardless, the flexibility in a divorce decree can impact you or your ex-spouse’s child support obligation…Read More

  3. If My Child Support Ends, Does My Spousal Support Increase?

    Child support and spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) have different purposes and are often awarded independently of each other. Child support typically ends when the child turns 18 or graduates high school (if he or she turned 18 before they graduated). This money is meant to be used…Read More

  4. Can Your Custody Order Change Over Time?

    Many parents with custody orders have found that circumstances have changed over the years which require the custody order to be modified. As long as the two parents agree about modifications, the court order should be easily changed. However, there are cases when parents do not agree, and they deci…Read More

  5. Holding Your Ex-Spouse in Contempt for Unpaid Child Support

    You have custody over your child and your ex-spouse continually fails to pay court-ordered child support. What can you do? Fortunately, under Arizona law, there are multiple remedies available for a court to enforce child support obligations. Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act Numerous re…Read More

  6. Common Child Support Questions Answered

    If you are going through a divorce and have children, the issue of child support will need to be addressed by a court. You cannot negotiate child support without the approval of an Arizona court. If you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse discuss child support, you need to have an idea of what to expect w…Read More

  7. How a Court Determines the Best Interests of Your Child

    If you and your spouse have a child, or children, and decided to get a divorce, you need to be prepared for a court to weigh in on the custody of your children. The applicable legal standard (Arizona Revised Statute Section 25-403) utilized by Arizona family courts is “the best interests of the ch…Read More

  8. Relocating After a Divorce

    A common issue divorcing spouses encounter with children is when one spouse plans to relocate to a different state and seeks to bring the child with them. This can result in contentious custody fights concerning visitation and child support. Courts are skeptical of relocation requests by a spouse un…Read More

  9. Child Support Payments From a Divorce

    A common concern raised by individuals going through a divorce is whether they will be ruined financially after marital assets are divided and support for your child and spouse are calculated. Under Arizona law, specifically A.R.S. 25-501(A), parents are legally obligated to provide "reasonable supp…Read More

  10. Common Questions About Prenuptial Agreements

    You have met the love of your life and are planning to get married. Along with wedding plans and contemplating your future together, a thought enters your mind – do I need a prenuptial agreement? That question can only be answered by you. Nevertheless, some important questions about these contract…Read More