Child support attorneys in Arizona provide representation to parents when a decision is made on the amount of support that must be paid. The issue of child support can arise during a divorce or a separation. It can also arise when a child is born to out-of-wedlock parents who do not have a relationship, even in circumstances where a paternity test must be performed in order to determine who the father is and who will be required to provide support to the child.
The state of Arizona is very strict about requiring non-custodial parents to pay child support, even if those parents do not maintain an active presence in the lives of their children. Singer Pistiner, P.C. offers help during these initial child support proceedings, both to parents who want to ensure that their child receives sufficient support and to parents who want to make sure their own finances do not suffer because of an order to pay too much child support.
Whether you are the parent who will be paying or the parent who will be receiving support, it is a good idea to contact child support attorneys in Arizona early on when decisions about support are being made so you can protect your rights. It is important to ensure that the right decision is made about support from the start, because it can be difficult to make modifications to support later on and because not paying support can have serious consequences.
If you are currently paying support and you think that you are being asked to pay more than you should, you should contact Singer Pistiner, P.C. In circumstances where you believe a modification to support is necessary, it is important to act quickly. We will work with you to determine if you are being asked to pay too much and will help you to take steps to try to reduce the support that is due. Give us a call to find out how we can assist you.
Can Child Support Attorneys Help You Reduce Your Child Support?
Child support attorneys at Singer Pistiner, P.C. can help you to determine if it is possible to reduce the amount of support you owe after an initial support order. In Arizona, standard guidelines are used to determine the amount of support which must be paid by a non-custodial parent. The Arizona Department of Economic Security explains how child support is determined and the relevant factors that go into calculating the amount of support that is due.
If the amount of money you are currently paying for support is the appropriate amount of money under the child support guidelines, it may be difficult for you to get support modified even if you believe that you are being asked to pay too much. Arizona believes it is in the best interests of every child to be supported by both parents, and it will not allow parents to waive their child’s right to support so the court may not modify the amount of support you owe even if both parents agree to a lower support payment.
If your circumstances are the same as they were when the initial child support order was entered, then the court may also be reluctant to change your support obligations. After all, if the amount you were ordered to pay was appropriate before and nothing has changed, there would be no reason for the initial support order to be modified.
However, if your circumstances have changed and it has become a hardship to pay the support that is due, then you can petition for a modification. For example, if you are currently earning less money than you were before, it may be appropriate for your support obligations to be adjusted downward. Singer Pistiner, P.C. can help you to determine if you can make an argument to modify support and, if you can, we will help you through the process of getting your support lowered.
Getting Help from Child Support Attorneys
Child support attorneys at Singer Pistiner, P.C. are here to provide the help that you need to reduce the amount of support that you must pay if your support is too high. We also help parents who are receiving support to protect the money they are getting for their children, and we assist with initial custody and support proceedings.
To find out more about the different ways our legal team can assist you with all types of legal matters related to child support, give us a call at 602-264-0440 or contact us online. You can also download our free divorce guide to learn more about how support, custody, and other divorce laws work in the state of Arizona.