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Are you a parent with a child custody case? Pay attention! With custody, there will be a determination of child support. Every state has adopted guidelines setting automatic child support rates based upon criteria related to family income and the number of children in the household.
When does child support stop? How do parents know when monthly payments will terminate? As a parent, you need to know how long child support will last and that's why you really need the help of a legal professional.
Using our interactive child support calculator can help you understand what your obligations for child support in Arizona will be and getting an estimate can help you make plans. The information within this calculator is just an estimate and should be discussed and confirmed with one of our experienced child support attorneys located in our Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, or Gilbert Arizona.
No, they are not the same. Here is the difference between the two: The parent who is awarded legal custody has the right to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing, including religious affiliation, education, healthcare provider, and so on. When it comes to the child’s living arrangements, the parent who is awarded physical custody has the rights and responsibilities necessary to manage every aspect of the child’s day-to-day care.
Yes. Parents who are able to compromise on their custody arrangements, without turning the decision-making over to the judge, are strongly encouraged to do so. So long as your agreement is in the best interests of the children, you and the other parent may settle custody and access issues by private agreement.
Arizona applies a co-parenting model over child custody. So when the parents seek joint custody, they are required by law to submit a written parenting plan to the court. The parenting plan provides a defined, predictable custody arrangement. It delineates the terms of access that both parents must abide by, and upon which the child will learn to depend. The plan is then made a part of the child custody orders issued by the court, rendering it fully enforceable by and against both parents.
For more answers to frequently asked questions regarding child custody, such as “When does child support stop?” or “How do parents know when monthly payments will terminate?”, see our full page on child support in Arizona. As a parent, you need to know how long child support will last, how much it’ll cost, and someone to protect your rights and fight for fairness. That’s why you really need the help of a legal professional. Stewart Law Group has years of experience with child support and child custody cases and is ready to help. Contact us today for a consultation.
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This calculator is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. The amount shown by this calculator is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Please consult our attorneys for more detailed information.