Divorcing or separated parents often find that child support issues are a source of tremendous conflict. While parents want their children to be properly supported, they often disagree on the specifics of how much child support should be, and how responsibility for support should be allocated.
In Arizona, child support is determined based on guidelines that consider, among other things, each parent’s income and the amount of time the child spends with each parent. This calculation is complex, and the result is only as good as the information used to calculate it. Having the assistance of an experienced Arizona child support attorney is essential.
Shaffer Family Law attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in child support matters from the most basic to the most difficult and complex. Our goal is to help divorcing parents work together to reach a suitable child support agreement based on the Arizona child support guidelines. If it is not possible for the parties to reach an agreement, we will litigate the issue of child support in order to ensure that our clients’ children receive the support to which they are entitled based upon the mandates of the State of Arizona.
We handle child support enforcement actions, contempt actions, and negotiate and litigate on behalf of parties seeking back support orders as well as those defending against such actions. Our divorce and child support attorneys can assist you with any of the following:
- Initial child support determination
- Child support enforcement
- Post-judgment child support modification
- Wage garnishment
- Mediation of child support disputes
- Representation of parents seeking to obtain arrears owed for an existing order for child support
- Representation of parents who are behind on their child support payments
We will work with you to make sure that support is being calculated using the proper data so that the child support award in your case meets your children’s current needs, as well as yours.
Child Support in the Valley and the Surrounding Communities
Our attorneys assist with establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders in the Valley and the surrounding communities, including Pima, Pinal Yavapai and Coconino counties. Contact Shaffer Family Law online or call (480) 470-3030 for a free case evaluation.