When Arizona Divorce Requires Child Support Payments

No Arizona divorce is the same, especially when children are involved. Divorces can be messy and raise concerns, such as child support payments.

A court-ordered child support payment amount
A child support payment amount will be established by the court. The order, which is signed by a judicial officer and issued by the court, will specify:

  • The amount of child support to be paid
  • Which parent will pay the child support
  • When the child support payment will commence

Calculating a child support payment amount
There are many factors that will be considered to determine the amount of the child support payment and include, but are not limited to:

  • Gross income of both parents
  • Any spousal maintenance paid or received
  • Any medical, dental or vision insurance costs for the child(ren)
  • Childcare costs
  • Number of children 12 years of age or older
  • The month and year of the youngest child's birthday
  • The number of parenting time days per year
  • Any court-ordered arrears paid by the noncustodial parent
  • Any extra education expenses
  • Any extraordinary child expenses

Arizona divorces create difficult questions. Find out more by ordering our free book, Arizona Family Law -How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.

If you are facing a divorce involving children, contact one of our experienced Arizona family law attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292).

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