Child Support

Child Support Attorney

When it comes to determining custody, child support and visitation rights, you will be focused on ensuring that your children’s best interests are the first priority and so will our firm. It is an emotional situation that can be handled with the assistance of a family law attorney from our firm. When children are involved in a divorce, custody or paternity action, child support will be calculated, ordered and paid through the Arizona Child Support Clearinghouse.

Calculating Child Support In Arizona

We understand the financial strains families often experience in family court proceedings and recognize that many individuals need help calculating child support.  When someone is entitled to or may be responsible for child support payments, it is important to have an experienced attorney who understands how to calculate child support.  At Scott Law Offices, we work with clients to ensure that we have all of the information necessary to accurately calculate child support payments under the Arizona Child Support Guidelines.

According to a 2018 study from Pew, about 24 million U.S. children with an unmarried parent. It is important to understand the vast importance of fighting for you and your child’s rights in this situation. If you and your child’s other parent are not able to arrive at an agreeable compromise, the judge will make a decision based on his or her outside opinion of the situation. Our firm advises that you make sure to take every effort to protect your interests. Scott Law can serve as your custody lawyer and help you safeguard your rights and help you obtain child custody if that is in the best interest of your child.

Before calculating child support, one must understand how gross monthly income is determined, how attributed income works, what deductions can be made and what credits should be given to each party.  Income tax deductions, division of out-of-pocket medical expenses and division of activity expenses should also be considered.  Certain circumstances may require a request for temporary orders for child support, request for child support arrears or may justify a deviation from the calculated amount.  We assist in calculating regular child support but also recognize when a special situation exists requiring additional action.

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Modifications of Child Support Orders

As time goes on the financial circumstances of the parents often change as do the parenting time schedules. Such changes require modification of the court orders. A child support attorney is able to request modifications of child support when the orders that are currently in place need to be altered. We work with clients to resolve modifications through the Court’s simplified process when possible to avoid unnecessary cost to the client. Custody modifications can be a lengthy process. In Arizona, it is required that both parents appear before the judge to modify a court order.

Both the primary and custodial parents have the right to bring a motion to modify a child custody order. The burden is on the parent who brings the motion to present compelling enough evidence to prove that the modification is warranted. When a parent shows a disregard for the child’s best interests, it may warrant a change of custody. A qualified Child Custody Lawyer can help you prove how the other parent’s behavior is harming the child, thus warranting a change of custody.

No matter the reason, a court will only order child custody modifications if it is in the best interest of the child. If your child’s circumstances have changed, Scott Law can help you fight for your child’s best interests. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

“Christina was very instrumental in helping with the adjustment to have more allotted time with my children, as well as child support modification. This resulted in a great outcome. We were able to settle, with even more than I expected, and prior to the actual court appearance. She handled everything with professionalism and ease and was readily available when it came to setting up meetings to work with my schedule, as well as anytime I had a question, via email or phone call. She was always quick to respond and thorough in providing all necessary information needed to prepare me for my case. I recommend using Scott Law Offices for your family law needs. You will not be disappointed!” – KP

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