Arizona Child Support Modification: When Things Become Too Difficult

There are many factors that go into calculating child support. You have to take into account the financial resources and needs of the child and custodial parent. The child’s physical and emotional condition must be reviewed, not to mention the standard of living the child would have enjoyed, had the divorce not occurred. As you can see, calculating child support isn’t a simple process.

It is understandable that things might change following a divorce. Your situation at the time child support payments were calculated might not be the same today. You could have had a drop in income or your child’s needs might be different. According to federal and state law, you have the legal right to ask for a modification of the child support order.

Why You May Want to Have Your Child Support Order Reviewed

Some of the common reasons for requesting a review for a child support modification include the following:

  • The child now resides with the non-custodial parent
  • It has been three years or more since the child support order was last reviewed
  • There has been a significant change in income or loss of a job
  • Expenses have changed regarding the child’s care
  • The child is over the age of 18
  • A loss of medical insurance coverage has occurred
  • A disability has been determined

If you are wondering if you should look into a modification of your child support order, you should speak with an experienced Arizona family law attorney. A lawyer will be able to review your situation and advise you about the possibility of obtaining a modification, as well as explain the process involved.

We Can Make a Child Support Modification a Little Less Overwhelming

At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC we understand that any issue relating to your children after a divorce can be challenging. That is why we will be with you throughout the entire process, helping you get through this overwhelming time. Our Phoenix family lawyers are experienced in handling modification of child support orders and may be able to help you.

For more information, contact us by calling 602-258-1000 or toll free at 1-888-9AZLAWCOM (888-929-5292). 

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