Child Support – Tucson Divorce Lawyers of AZ Family Law Team, PLLC
Along with divorce and custody fights comes the obligation to make child support payments as ordered by a court. Child support is something that may be an obligation for a parent even if that parent was never married to the other parent. Whether or not a child’s parents are divorced is not as important as ensuring the child is properly cared for, and the purpose of child support payments is to provide the financial support a child needs in order to maintain a certain quality of life. Because child support matters can be just as heated as divorce and custody matters, it is important to consider speaking with one of the Tucson divorce lawyers of AZ Family Law Team, PLLC. Our highly seasoned family law attorneys help clients resolve child support matters on a regular basis, and have the resources available to help you in the same way.
When addressing child support matters, it is always best if parents can agree upon who has the obligation to make child support payments, and what amount those payments should be. However, it is common for parents to disagree as the obligation to make child support payments may continue until the child reaches the age of eighteen, and will be one of the most important obligations in one parent’s life. At AZ Family Law Team, PLLC we have experience helping parents reach agreements outside of the courtroom, and if agreements cannot be made, our attorneys advocate on behalf of their clients to the fullest extent possible inside the courtroom.
Factors Considered When Determining Child Support Obligations in Arizona
As is the case with most family law matters, no two child support scenarios are exactly alike. Because of such variety in each family law case, courts have discretion when determining which parent will be obligated to make child support payments to the other parent. Courts use such discretion by considering factors including, but not limited to, the following:
- Each parent’s income;
- How close the child’s relationship is with each parent;
- Where the child lives;
- The cost of medical care the child requires; and
- Whether or not the child has special needs that may require payment of treatment and/or classes.
The goal with child support payments is to make sure the child is able to continue living the same quality life he or she has been living. This is to ensure the child’s environment remains as stable as possible, as change can be difficult on many children. The amount of child support payments one parent may be obligated to make will be an amount sufficient to maintain the child’s current financial needs.
How an Arizona Child Support Attorney Can Help You
Handling child support matters can be very challenging without the help of a qualified Tucson Family Law Attorney. While many families address child support matters on their own without legal representation, the results reached are often not what either or both parents want. Without the help of an attorney, individuals do not always know what is within their power or rights, and what their obligations are. As such, you should consider how an attorney can help you reach the best result possible for your individual situation.
Contact the Tucson Child Support Attorneys of AZ Family Law Team, PLLC Today
Resolving child support matters can be very difficult, whether you are the parent obligated to make child support payments or if you are the parent receiving child support payments. All children have different needs and every decision a court will make regarding child support payments will be in the best interest of your child. If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding your current child support matter, such as your wish to seek modification of a child support order, contact the Tucson Family Law Attorneys of AZ Family Law Team, PLLC right away. Our attorneys are seasoned legal professionals with a reputation for success. AZ Family Law Team, PLLC has received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau along with a number of positive online reviews. Our Tucson Child Support Attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns. To schedule an initial consultation, contact AZ Family Law Team, PLLC today by calling (520) 448-4940.