Glendale Child Support Lawyer
serving Glendale and surrounding areas
Many issues need to be resolved once the decision to divorce has been made. Aside from division of property, debt, and spousal support, parents also need to address child visitation and child support. Following the formality of divorce, both parents remain responsible for the raising of their child or children and this includes being financially responsible for them. Depending on the visitation and custodial order, (sole or joint legal decision making and parenting time), you may be required to pay a certain amount to the other parent for child support.
Unfortunately, the topic of money, even for the sake of children, can bring out the worst in people. To ensure that your child is given the financial security they need, you’ll need to present a strong case for support. A child support attorney at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, can help you obtain a child support order that your child deserves. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today.
How the Courts Determine Child Support
Marital misconduct has no bearing on whether one parent or the other must pay child support, according to Arizona Revised Statute 25-320; it is not a punishment for a bad husband or wife. Child support is solely focused towards meeting the present and future needs of your child or children. Arizona courts base orders of child support on a number of factors, including, but not limited to:
- The financial needs and resources of the child or children;
- The financial needs and resources of the custodial parent;
- The financial needs and resources of the non custodial parent;
- The child’s standard of living should their parents have stayed together;
- The child’s emotional and physical condition;
- The child’s educational needs;
- The medical support plan of the child; and
- The duration of parenting time and related expenses.
A court will also consider any excessive expenditures, concealment, or fraudulent representation or disposition of marital property when determining a child support order.
Protecting Your Child’s Future: Child Support Recovery Attorneys
The decisions made during your divorce have a substantial impact on the rest of your life and your child’s lives, and so it is important to know what to expect and be prepared. A knowledgeable Phoenix child support lawyer at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC can help. Our attorneys are very familiar with the Arizona family court system and can help you obtain a child custody and support order that is in the best interests of your child. To discuss your situation with an experienced Scottsdale, Glendale or Peoria child support attorney, call us for a consultation today at (623) 889-0691.