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What to Do if Your Child Refuses to Visit You as the Custody Order Requires
Joint custody orders provide for both parents spending time with their children regularly, which is meant to promote keeping their relationships close and strong. However, as a child grows older, they may show resistance to spending time with one of the parents. If you feel your rightful visitation with your child is being compromised, there […]
What Are the Grounds for Modifying Child Support?
When child support orders are issued by a court, the terms of payment cannot be changed without court involvement. A parent can ask the court to modify a child support order only by demonstrating that a “substantial and continuing change” has occurred related to the parents’ respective incomes, child-rearing costs, parenting time or family situations. […]
How is Arizona Child Support Adjusted for Parenting Time?
After a divorce, each parent’s obligation to support their children continues. Generally, child support is paid to the parent with whom the child lives, but if parenting time is shared, payments are calculated with that in mind. In Arizona, child support payments are apportioned based on — among other factors — how much time each […]
Keeping in Compliance with Parenting Time Orders During COVID-19
Co-parenting has been difficult for many Arizonans during the coronavirus pandemic. Work schedule changes, school cancellations and business closures have made it difficult for divorced or separated parents to follow court-ordered plans. The crisis shows no signs of abating, with Arizona experiencing record levels of exposure cases and related deaths. While court officials are sympathetic, […]
What Is Reasonable Parenting Time for a Non-Custodial Parent?
In Arizona, non-custodial parents have the right to reasonable parenting time, formerly known as visitation. The law defines “reasonable” as sufficient to ensure that a child has frequent and continuing contact with the parent, but parenting time can be significantly limited or even denied for the sake of the child’s best interests. So what does […]
How to Obtain the Most Parenting Time Possible After Divorce
Divorce is often hardest on the parent who is not awarded primary custody. Child parenting time can ease the painful separation, but in order to be meaningful, it should be sufficient to provide frequent and continuing parent-child contact. You can work toward maximizing time with your children in a number of ways: Negotiate parenting time […]
Arizona Parenting Plans and Why You Need to Have One
If you are a parent contemplating or going through a divorce, you may be wondering about what your child’s new living arrangement will be and how you and your co-parent will make decisions on behalf of your child. Arizona law requires that divorcing couples seeking joint custody of their children develop a written parenting plan, […]
Can I Withhold Parenting Time If My Spouse Fails To Make Child Support Payments?
Failing to pay court-ordered child support is illegal under Arizona law. However, withholding court-ordered parenting time is also illegal. If your spouse succumbs to financial challenges that make continued child support payments impossible, they need to obtain a modification from the courts. Similarly, if your spouse stops making the payments, you need to take legal […]
By Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C. | Published March 29, 2016 | Posted in Child Support | Tagged child support payments, parenting time, visitation | Leave a comment | Comments Off on Can I Withhold Parenting Time If My Spouse Fails To Make Child Support Payments?