Glendale, AZ asked in Child Support for Arizona

Q: how is child support calculated for 2 different mothers will one get more or equal amounts

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Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Child Support in Arizona is based upon a formula. That formula would be applied separately to both Mothers, and thus may have different results.

The factors considered include (1) the parents' respective incomes; (2) whether either parent has additional children or support obligations; (3) how much is daycare and who pays; (4) how much is health insurance and who pays; (5) does any child have special needs; and (6) how much time does the non custodial parent spend with the children. You can run some scenarios on the Arizona Supreme Court website. There is a free Child Support Calculator there. If you use correct figures, it can tell you exactly what a Judge will order for child support.

Please remember that Arizona does not allow retroactive child support modifications. So, if you believe you are entitled to a modification, you need to file soon. Every month you wait is a month you lose.

Please come in soon. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options for insuring your child support orders are accurate.

One of our attorneys can explain the issues and procedures better in person. We offer free ½ hour consultations, in which we can discuss your matter in detail.

Please call or email my paralegal Jerica to schedule your free ½ hour consultation.

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