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Establishing Child support in the best interest of the family and childUnder Arizona law, determining child support is based off of the amount you would be spending if you and the custodian parent were living together. Child support orders occurs when a couple is divorcing or separating or if a parent requests child support. There are numerous factors that are taken into consideration when the courts determine who should pay child support, how often, and how much money.

During this process it is crucial to obtain an experienced Mesa child support lawyer who can ensure your rights and best interest are protected at all times. At Bastian Law Offices, PLC, we strive to be fully committed to our clients, offering sound legal advice and guidance. With nearly 15 years of experience in the field of family law, Attorney Bastian can skillfully represent you and can help you negotiate fair and proper child support agreements.

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How Is Child Support Determined in Arizona?

Arizona courts will examine the needs of the child as well as various elements to come up with a sufficient child support agreement. The court will consider the following:

  • Parent’s Income
  • Cost of Child’s Needs
  • Child’s Healthcare Costs
  • Daycare Costs
  • Health of Child

How Far Behind in Child Support Before a Warrant is Issued in AZ?

Once the parent who owes child support payments is 30 days behind in AZ, the custodial parent may file a contempt petition.

These charges can be increased to a felony if the parent fails to make child support payments beyond two years or fails to pay $10,000. Once that parent is convicted, they can face time in jail and pay fines, along with mandatory restitution to pay back the child support owed at the time of sentence.

Can Back Child Support Be Forgiven in Arizona?

Yes, back child support can be forgiven in Arizona in some cases. The following are some of the ways that back child support can be forgiven in Arizona:

  • Settlement: The non-custodial and custodial parent may agree to forgive the back child support as part of a settlement agreement.
  • Hardship: The non-custodial parent may be able to argue that they are experiencing a problem that makes it impossible for them to pay back child support. If the court agrees, they may forgive the back child support.
  • Waiver: The custodial parent may be willing to waive the back child support. This is more likely if the non-custodial parent makes regular payments and is current on child support obligations.

It is important to note that back child support is not automatically forgiven in Arizona. The non-custodial parent must show that they have a valid reason for requesting forgiveness. The court will likely deny their request if the non-custodial parent cannot offer a good cause. Suppose you are considering asking the court to forgive your back child support.

In that case, you should speak with our child support attorney to discuss your specific case. Our attorney can help you understand your options and represent you in Mesa family court if necessary.

Contact Bastian Law Offices for Trusted Child Support Representation

Bastian Law Offices, PLC is ready to answer any concerns you may have. Our founding Mesa child support attorney is backed with 14 years of legal experience, giving him the ability to handle your family law matters proficiently. Whether you are seeking to obtain child support or need to modify an order, our family attorney in Mesa can effectively guide you from start to finish.

For immediate assistance, please call our firm today.

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