Mesa, AZ asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Arizona

Q: If I have a 50/50 court order nochild support (each parent pays for the 3 1/2 days we both have the child) will I have

To Pay child support once I get married? (Me and the mother were never married)

2 Lawyer Answers
Mike Branum
Mike Branum
Answered
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: You should not be required to pay child support because you would basically be paying yourself since you and your new wife would share the marital estate. You should request the Court vacate the child custody and child support order once the marriage is official. The order will remain in place until modified by the Court and they will only do so if one of you asks them to.

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Peter W Davis
Peter W Davis
Answered
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: in Arizona, Marriage of the biological parents terminates any pre-existing child support order as a matter of law, so while you can go an get an order terminating it, it is not necessary. If the State child support services is involved, simply bring them your marriage certificate and they will stop collecting the order.

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