Arizona Child Support Enforcement Lawyers
In a divorce or child custody dispute, child support issues are generally some of the easier issues to resolve. Arizona has adopted Child Support Guidelines to resolve child support issues. These guidelines take the income of each parent, the cost of the child’s health insurance, day care expenses, any other special expenses and each parent’s share of parenting time into consideration.
Although child support is not typically a major issue in a divorce, it can become a contested issue in the years after a divorce. Parents may need to modify the amount of child support they are supposed to pay or receive. If one parent is not honoring the child support agreement, it may be necessary to go to court to get him or her to do so. At The Law Firm of Zubair Aslamy, P.C., our lawyers represent parents who want to modify or enforce the terms of their child support order. Contact us to discuss your situation.
Chandler Child Support Attorneys Helping Clients to Modify and Enforce Child Support Orders
Child support can be modified at any point after a divorce or custody arrangement has been finalized. Generally, in order to modify child support, there must be a substantial change in the circumstances of one of the parties. For instance, a promotion, new job, or the loss of a job could merit a modification. Typically, courts will not modify child support obligations unless there is a 15 percent change in either parent’s income.
Another circumstance that requires modification is when one child is emancipated. If you are paying child support, you need to know that your obligations do not automatically terminate, even if your child is no longer a minor. You will have to file and serve a petition with the court. Call our law firm if you want to discuss whether you can modify your child support.
If your ex-spouse or the other parent of your child is not paying child support, our law firm can help you enforce the terms of the child support order. Arizona courts do not look fondly upon parents who do not pay child support and can enforce a number of penalties to make a parent comply. For instance, courts can suspend a nonpaying parent’s driver’s license or, in certain situations, a court can hold a nonpaying parent in contempt of court which could ultimately lead to jail time.
Contact The Law Firm of Zubair Aslamy, P.C. Today to Discuss Your Case
If you have any questions about modifying your existing child support order or enforcing the terms of your child support order, call or e-mail our Chandler law firm today at 480.968.8700.