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Child Support

Although child support in Arizona is calculated based on an income-shares approach and the use of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines, circumstances often exist that may make a guideline award of child support unreasonable or unfair.

There is also a rebuttable presumption that a parent can be gainfully employed on a full-time basis, at least at the minimum wage level. If a parent is unemployed, potential income may be imputed unless that parent can show that he/she is not voluntarily unemployed or underemployed. In determining potential income, situations where one parent is self-employed, or has been a stay-at-home parent, require a more nuanced approach.

We also represent parents in cases involving the modification of a previously established child support order. Whether a parent's increase or decrease in income warrants a modification depends on whether the parent requesting the modification can demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances.  There are also situations where a parent's time with his/her child will increase or decrease.  Any time there is a modification in the parents' parenting time arrangement, child support needs to be reconsidered.

Uniquely Qualified

Arizona Child & Family Law is uniquely qualified to handle complex issues in the juvenile and family courts.


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