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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Less people are getting married and money may be a part of it.  Has our economic downturn also impacted the amount of people who decide to tie the knot?

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