There are a couple of potential reasons how a date could have been set without you being properly served. The why is not relevant to the discussion. If you are aware of a court date, it is in your best interest to show up. You can argue that you have not been properly served but the court will have...Read more »
Child support is always modifiable. Even Court Orders that neither parent owes the other are modifiable. However, she can never go backwards. Arizona does not allow retroactive child support modifications. So, if she believes she is entitled to a modification, every month she waits is a month...Read more »
Under A.R.S. 25-812(E), voluntary acknowledgements of paternity not rescinded within 60 days of the last signature may only be challenged on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact with the burden of proof on you as the challenger. If you prevail, you will have no further obligation...Read more »
She wants child support which he is more than happy to pay. However, given the mean spirited nature of this girl, he wants things done through the court system, rather than her dictating an amount. Now she won't let him see his son until she "takes him to court". Can she keep Him from seeing... Read more »
Unfortunately, without a previous child custody order, there is little to enforce. Fortunately, since there is not a previous child support order, he is also not required to pay anything. I would recommend he place whatever he is required to pay per the child support calculator in a savings account...Read more »
I would need to know more. Are you paying to two different mothers? If so, then YES, there can be two separate child support Orders. If one Mother, there should only be one Order. Are there two states involved?
Send me some more details, and I can provide a better answer.
Dad with no custody pays child support payment plus back child support payment every month and is wanting to turn his life around for his kids by voluntarily going to an inpatient rehab. He will have to quit his job to go so he wants to know if he will face any penalties for going to rehab because... Read more »
Under Arizona law, he will continue to old child support even while he is in rehab unless he takes steps. It would be my suggestion that he file a petition for temporary modification of child support. While Arizona law allows mother to pursue child support as if father is still working, I believe...Read more »
The father of my child and I are no longer together. He is not accepting that decision and barely supports his child. He helps pay for half of daycare each month but that's the only thing he helps with. I do not make him pay child support even though I am taking care of the major responsibilities.... Read more »
You should get a protective order (Order of Protection since you have a child with Father)and go to court to address the issues of Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time and Child Support. You are justified in your concerns for your safety given Father's disturbing behaviors. Unless you address his...Read more »
Name is xxx. I am in need of help with my family case and I just had my hearing for child support on the 12th and I was builled by father and the judge and i need help with filing appeal and visitation and I'm going to need a Lawler by my side. My child has never met him I have pruff he lied in... Read more »
Went to court for child support today and my ex said he’s had our twins covered under his insurance since March of 2018, but he’s been using my acchss from the state for the past month (we just recently starting doing 50/50) when he’s had to take the twins in when they are in his care. I... Read more »
This is relevant information and you can request it at any time. Since he has ignored your initial request, you can make a formal request to produce. I recommend consulting with a family law attorney to assist you with this process.
My ex was supposed to have the kids every other weekend plus 2 weeks of vacation. In the 6 months since the parenting agreement went into effect he has not once taken them for the agreed upon time. He has not seen the kids in the last 8 weeks. This last weekend he emailed them both telling them not... Read more »
While the court has discretion which may be based upon particular facts in a particular case, the 2018 Arizona Child Support Guidelines currently divide time periods as follows: time based upon 24 hours, time based upon 12 hours, time based upon 6 to 11 hours, time based upon 3 to 5 hours and...Read more »
Also, I read something about court being able to take into account his "earning potential"... based on his education and experience, he should/could still be in financial management with a good salary, 401k, health insurance, etc. etc. Now don’t have any of that, and he’s looking to modify... Read more »
The NCP in our case has a considerable arrears balance (over 20k). The NCP pays monthly, as ordered, toward current and future child support. Recently, he offered an unacceptably low settlement offer on the arrears and seems to impatiently and angrily reaching out to family and friends about... Read more »
My ex is always late in picking up our kids and the kids say he may be using drugs and not using a car seat to transport our young 3yr old, I want to fight for full custody in addition to collect my late child support
You can represent yourself to enforce a child support order. The Maricopa County Superior Court has a good set of forms that are designed to be used by people without an attorney. They include detailed instructions. However, if you are planning to seek full custody, I strongly recommend hiring...Read more »
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