Los Angeles, CA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Arizona

Q: Should I request Child Support?

I want to ask for sole custody at a later date but would it backfire if I said I dont want child support or would it help my case? I also have another child from a different relationship. I have the children 10 months out of the year and he has them throughout the year but it equates to 2 mos. I live in AZ, he lives in CA. We have 2 children. He is responsible for transportation to exercise visitation. I represent myself, his lawyers said their calculations say I dont receive any child support but since I have them most of the time theyd like to know if I would like to receive it. He makes 1617/mo at 15.50/hr and I make 1516/mo at 14/hr.

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Asking or not asking for child support will have no impact on your custody case. The Court does not consider child support when determining custody, but once it determines custody, the amount of time awarded impacts the child support amount.

You should run numbers through an Arizona Child Support Calculator to see what you might be entitled to.

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