Phoenix, AZ asked in Child Support for Arizona

Q: Are child care expenses to be paid from the child support I recieve?

We have a parenting agreement and no were in our legal paperwork does it stipulate child care was factored into child support.

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Randi Sirlin
Randi Sirlin
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The answer to your question depends upon whether there currently exists a child support order. In general, child care expenses paid by one parent result in that parent having a "credit" of sorts for payment of the child care. However, some times the court will allocate the cost between the parties. The minor child care credit is also of importance and has recently been increased. You should seek out the advice of an experienced family law attorney and, if you are unhappy with the result you obtain in court, seek out an experienced, family law special action, post-order motion and appellate attorney to seek additional relief at the trial court level and or at the level of a higher court.

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