Tucson Child Support Lawyer
Child support can be a touchy issue between parents. When they are unable to come to an amicable agreement, Arizona law provides a specific formula to determine what is appropriate.
At the Law Office of Hector A. Montoya, P.L.L.C., attorney Hector Montoya can explain how this formula works and give you a reasonable estimate as to how much child support you can expect to receive or pay each month.
Contact our Tucson child support attorney in Tucson, Arizona, to schedule an initial consultation with Hector Montoya today. We will focus on protecting your rights while keeping the best interests of your kids in mind.
Arizona Child Support Guidelines Attorney
Child support obligations in Arizona (ARS 25.3.20) are determined by a formula that takes into account many different factors. The biggest single factor that reduces child support payments is the amount of custodial and noncustodial parenting time — the less visiting time, the more child support is requested. Additionally, the parent who pays for the children’s medical insurance coverage receives a reduction in the amount of disposable income used for calculation of child support. Other factors include:
- Income of the parents
- Age of the child (over the age of 12 — 10 percent bump up)
- Extraordinary education or medical expenses, day care/preschool/after school increases
He can also assist you when changes in your life have made a modification of your child support payments necessary. Under Arizona law, you can only modify child support when the amount you owe increases or decreases by 15 percent or more.