Category : Child Support

Registration of Foreign Custody Order Not Required Before Arizona Modification

Child Custody, Child Support

Arizona court had jurisdiction to modify Illinois child custody order on Nebraska father’s petition. Statute governing registration of foreign child support orders does not control registration of foreign child custody orders. With petition to modify out-of-state child support order, Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) requires prior registration. But Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement […]

Arizona Family Law Legislation Update

Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Statutes

We have three changes in Arizona family law to report. Two bills were recently signed into law and the Arizona Child Support Guidelines have been revised. Take a look at what’s new half-way into 2018. New Spousal Maintenance Eligibility Threshold Arizona’s spousal maintenance factors are set forth in ARS § 25-319. For about two decades, […]

Challenge to Obligor-Parent’s Statement of Arrears Not Time-Barred in Out-of-State Child Support Registration

Child Support

Child support obligee can contest obligor’s statement of zero child support arrears owed under Arizona Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (AUIFSA) despite failure to file her hearing request within 20 days after receiving notice of obligor’s registration in Arizona of an out-of-state child support order. Tiffany G. Taylor v. Thomas Pandola The Arizona Supreme Court […]

Combined Child Support Worksheets Inflated Father’s Obligation

Child Support

In this post-divorce child support modification case involving an unusual parenting arrangement, combining two separate child support worksheets for three children was not contemplated by the Arizona Child Support Guidelines and resulted in an inflated obligation to the Father. Justin T. Mitton and Candice H. Mitton Father Petitioned for Child Support Modification The parents were […]

Reflections on What Makes a Marriage Work

Child Support, Military Divorce

In our March family law newsletter, we offer some special insight into marriage and what makes the legal team at Stewart Law Group tick. Take a look. In Keeping Our Marriage in Peak Condition, attorney Scott David Stewart talks about celebrating an important benchmark in life – his wedding anniversary. Reflecting on what keeps his […]

Disabled Father’s Debt Was Income for Arizona Child Support and Spousal Maintenance Cannot Be Speculative

Child Support

Unemployed disabled father ordered to pay child support with line of credit affirmed; and speculative spousal maintenance award vacated in Arizona case summary. Antonella Sherman v. Derek S. Sherman The parties were married in 2001 and had three children. The petition for dissolution of marriage was filed in February 2013. In January 2014, the father […]

No Reversible Error in Arizona Child Support Modification

Child Support

Arizona child support modification case summary. Ann D. Clark v. Richard A. Clark The father petitioned to modify child support following his employment-motivated relocation to New York. Petition granted. The court decreased his monthly obligation, finding father’s relocation was a substantial and continuing change in circumstances. Regarding income tax, father was permitted to claim one […]

Mother Awarded Attorney Fees in AZ Child Support Modification Case

Child Support

Arizona attorney fee award case summary. Richard Clark v. Ann Clark The children’s mother was awarded her attorney fees in this Arizona post-decree child support modification case. The father petitioned to modify the monthly child support amount, which the court did. But he was also assessed the mother’s attorney fees and costs. Father filed a […]

Am I required to pay for my kids extracurricular activities?

Child Support, Podcasts

Speaker 1: This is Arizona Family Talk Radio, a podcast about all things family, with your host, family law attorney, Scott David Stewart. Scott Stewart: Hello, everybody. I’m attorney Scott David Stewart. Welcome to Arizona Divorce Talk Radio. Today, once again, I’m speaking with Arizona divorce attorney Jennifer Mihalovich. Jennifer, how are you doing today? […]

Do the child support Guidelines apply if the parents live together?

Child Support, Podcasts

Speaker 1: This is Arizona Family Talk Radio. A podcast about all things family, with your host Family Law Attorney, Scott David Stewart. Scott Stewart: Hello everybody, I’m attorney Scott David Stewart. Welcome to Arizona Divorce Talk Radio. Today I’m speaking with Arizona Divorce Attorney, Jennifer Mihalovich. Jennifer, how are you doing today? Jennifer: Good, […]