Arizona child support guidelines changed on June 1, 2011. As a result, many parents who would not otherwise be eligible to have their child support payments recalculated can now do so. For most people, the new guidelines will result in a higher level of support than under the old guidelines.
At the law firm of Singer Pistiner, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona, our lawyers help clients determine child support payments at the time of a divorce or paternity action. We also help clients obtain modifications of child support due to a change in circumstances. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Resolving Child Support Issues
If both parents are W-2 wage earners, determining child support is a fairly straightforward matter of plugging numbers into the child support formula. However, calculating a fair amount of support can be complicated if one of the parents is self-employed, underemployed, owns a business or has income that is not reported on a W-2 form.
The lawyers of Singer Pistiner, P.C., employ a number of tools which help to shed light on income. Our attorneys can use the legal techniques of discovery to uncover hidden income and impute income by objective analysis. We have a network of forensic accountants and financial analysts who can help us in this task when necessary.
If a parent capable of earning a higher salary chooses to work at a job that pays significantly less than what he or she could earn, our lawyers can arrange for a vocational evaluation and conduct additional investigation to ensure that the appropriate amount of child support is paid based on earning capacity.
In addition to making an initial determination of child support, our lawyers assist with modifications and enforcement if there is a change of circumstances or if a parent is willfully not paying child support.
Child Support Payment Attorneys Serving Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler and Mesa
For more information about Arizona child support guidelines, please feel free to call our Phoenix child support attorneys at 602-910-2642, 623-239-4610, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office on Camelback Road, we represent clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona.