How is Scottsdale child support determined?
Once custody has been assigned, the child support payments will be calculated by looking at both the custodial and non-custodial parents' incomes. This can vary quite a bit, so give a Tempe divorce lawyer a call for a better idea of what you might be paying.
It is important to note, though, that paternity will need to be established with the court if you were unmarried at the time of the child's birth.
What happens if my ex stops paying child support in Scottsdale?
If your ex stops making child support payments, or if he or she does not make the payments on time, then you will probably need to enlist the help of a Phoenix family law attorney to get things back on track.
If the non-custodial parent stops paying child support, there are a few things that could happen, including:
- Seizure of his or her bank account
- Interception of unemployment or workers' compensation payments
- Interception of his or her tax refund
- Reports to the credit bureau
- Court action and ordered jail time
- Suspension of certain licenses
If you have an issue regarding non-payment of child support in Scottsdale, we can help. We are experienced and friendly Scottsdale child custody lawyers who can explain your rights and offer honest answers to your child support questions. Give us a call today at 1-888-929-5292 to schedule a completely free, no-obligation legal consultation.
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