A. Except as provided in section 46-441, the court shall order that maintenance or support payments be made to the support payment clearinghouse for remittance to the person entitled to receive the payments unless the parties agree otherwise.
B. The clerk of the court or the support payment clearinghouse shall maintain records listing the amount of payments, the date payments are required to be made, the names and addresses of the parties affected by the order and the name and address of the employer or employers of the party ordered to pay support or spousal maintenance.
C. Unless the court has ordered otherwise the parties affected by the order shall inform the clerk of the court or the support payment clearinghouse in writing on entry of the order of their residential address and within ten days of any change of address. A party ordered to pay support or maintenance shall also inform the clerk or the support payment clearinghouse in writing of the name and address of that person’s employer or employers and within ten days of any change of employment. If a person fails to notify the clerk of the court or the support payment clearinghouse of a change in residential address or employment the court may hold the person in contempt of court.
D. If the person obligated to pay support has left or is beyond the jurisdiction of the court, any party may institute any other proceeding available under the laws of this state for enforcement of the duties of support and maintenance.
E. On application by any person entitled to receive child support or spousal maintenance and for good cause shown, the superior court may direct an agency or officer of this state to disclose information and documents in the agency’s or officer’s possession that may assist the applicant or the court to determine the obligor’s income, residence, place of employment, assets and debts, except that the residence and place of employment shall not be disclosed if the court finds the obligor has been the victim of domestic violence.
For more information on Family Law in Arizona click to review the following Articles and Resources:
- Spousal Maintenance in Arizona
- Arizona Spousal Maintenance Calculator
- Child Support Information Center
- Child Support Calculator
Resource: Arizona State Legislature