Scottsdale Lawyers Negotiate a Child Support Plan That Works for Your Family
Protect your children’s future with a solid child support agreement
In Arizona, a parent who has the children reside with him or her generally receives child support payments from the other parent. When determining the amount of child support payments, the court takes a number of factors into account, especially the noncustodial parent’s income. At Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C., we help you gather the right information and argue for a fair level of child support.
For everyone’s benefit, child support should be set at a realistic level
Whether you will be paying child support or receiving it, we know how to protect your rights so you and your children can enjoy life to the fullest. If you will be receiving child support, you should keep in mind that a bigger child support obligation is not always better — if the support payments are unrealistic, there’s a greater risk of default, or nonpayment. If you will be paying child support, you should be aware that the court won’t approve an agreement that calls for payments that are inadequate for the proper care of your children.
Variables that determine the amount of child support
The court considers a number of factors when setting the amount of child support, including:
- Income — The custodial and noncustodial parent’s incomes are the starting point of the court’s analysis. The judge’s goal is to ensure that the children have enough financial support.
- Costs — The court considers the cost of providing the children with food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care and other basic needs.
- Age — The age of the children affects both the amount of child support payments and the duration of the arrangement.
Section 25-503 of the Arizona Revised Statutes provides for child support modifications when there is a substantial change in circumstances. If this applies to you, a skilled divorce attorney will argue for a modification in family law court.
If you have an existing order and it is not being paid, we can help you with enforcing child support in Arizona.
Make an appointment with a Scottsdale child support attorney today
Clark & Schloss Family Law, P.C. offers experienced guidance for child support issues. We help you prepare the necessary documents and present your case in court or during settlement proceedings. Call us at 602-789-3497 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. Our Scottsdale office is on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, about a mile and a half from Highway 101.