Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tucson Arizona Child Support


How the Courts calculate child support is a mysterious dark hole to most people including some attorneys.  Courts in Tucson and all over Arizona use a formula that takes both parties' incomes, the number of children supported, and a slew of other factors into consideration before it spits out a number.  Things that can affect a child support obligation include who is paying for the child's health insurance and for how much; who is paying for daycare and for how much; whether either party has any other children they are supporting; and finally how many parenting days a year each party has.

The biggest factor in calculating child support are the parties' respective incomes and how many parenting days each party gets.  The Court assumes that when a party has parenting time with the child and/or children, they are spending money on the children during their parenting time.  Therefore, the more parenting time a person has, the less their obligation in most cases.

The best way to get a handle on what your child support obligation should be is to go to the Arizona Supreme Court website and plug in your individual numbers.  This can give you a good estimate of what you are looking at.

Your best option is to call Petersen Law Firm at 520-631-3286 or at the website to get personal advice on how to get the best outcome for your situation.

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