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Child Support in Phoenix

Often in divorce situations, one spouse may be more financially well-off than the other, especially if they are not awarded custody of the children. Typically, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent in order to help with the financial responsibilities of raising the children, but there can be other family arrangements, such as child support paid to a non-spouse or a third party.

Child support is normally calculated by determining the needs of the child, the income of the custodial parent, the non-custodial parent’s ability to pay, and the child’s standard of living prior to the divorce. Unfortunately, it is not rare for non-custodial parents to try to skip out on child support payments, or changes in living situations call for altered child support payments. If these situations occur, a Phoenix Family Law attorney can help parents receive the appropriate level of support for their children.


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3 Child Custody Reminders For Back-To-School In Arizona

It's back-to-school season in Arizona (and, well, in all the other states). This means that you and your ex-spouse need to prepare for your child or children's return in a number of ways. Aside from the trying to fight off aggressive parents for that last pack of college-ruled notebooks at the store, there are also arraignments to work out between you and your child's other parent.

So, in preparation for the return of the school season and your child hitting those books (and the playground at recess time) again, here are 3 child custody reminders:

Graduation Means Time to Modify Your Support Order

With tassels on the left and kleenex to the right, high school graduations are in full swing. When a kid turns 18 or graduates, that's typically the end of a child support order. If the child graduating from high school is an only child or the youngest child, no legal action is needed to end the child support obligation. It terminates automatically.

But there are certain situations when a parent needs to take legal action to end a support order.

How Does Child Support Affect Your Taxes?

Those W-2s are rolling in, which means it's time to start thinking about filing your taxes. For those paying child support, that means an added layer of complexity.

Sure, April 15 is still a few months away, but waiting until the last minute isn't going to help you maximize your tax benefit.

You know what will? Understanding how child support will affect your tax burden. It's not exactly a tax deduction, but it's nothing to sneeze at either.

Sarah Palin's oldest son Track Palin and his wife Britta have apparently decided that one year of married life was enough.

The couple jointly filed for divorce in an Alaskan court, according to TMZ. Under Alaskan law, a joint divorce filing means that the couple has fully settled any property and custody issues, including how Track and Britta will split custody of their 1-year-old daughter Kyla.

After a divorce, most parents fight to have their children as close to them as possible. Not Steve Nash, apparently.

The Lakers guard, formerly with the Phoenix Suns, is reportedly locked in legal battle with his ex-wife Alejandra Amarilla. Amarilla wants to bring their three children to California, but Nash wants the kids to remain in Arizona, TMZ reports.

So why is Nash trying to keep his kids at a distance? It may come down to child support.

Foster parent Steven Joseph Holland has been accused of sexually abusing seven children who were under his care from 2005 to 2011, CBS 5 reports.

The alleged crimes came to light after a 4-year-old boy told daycare workers that his foster parent had molested him. The 13-month investigation of Holland culminated in a number of charges, including child molestation, sexual abuse, and sexual conduct with a minor.

Child Protective Services was notified at the onset of the investigation. CPS eventually pulled the foster licenses of both Holland and his wife, Alma Holland.

Raising a child on your own is hard. It's even harder when a deadbeat parent won't cough up child support.

Fortunately, Arizona provides parents with assistance in obtaining a child support order and enforcing it. Below, we've included a few tips to get you on your way to establishing and enforcing a child support order.

On Monday, former NFL star Andre Rison was sentenced in federal district court in Phoenix to five years' probation for failing to pay child support, The Arizona Republic reports.

In April, Rison pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child support violation. The former wide receiver was also ordered to pay $322,992 in child support restitution.

People generally think of child support as only covering a child’s basic needs, like food, shelter, and clothing. However, most states, including Arizona, have guidelines outlining a whole spectrum of uses for child support payments.

Below, we’ve included several expenses that can be paid for with child support.

Dennis Rodman Broke, Owes $800K in Support Payments

Dennis Rodman is back in the news. But this time, it’s not for doing something flamboyant or wild. Well, unless you consider owing over $800,000 in child and spousal support payments “wild.”

After his divorce from Michelle Rodman, his third wife, Dennis Rodman apparently owes a wild amount in unpaid child support and could face jail time in California, reports the Washington Post.