Child Support

Arizona Attorneys for Child Support Solutions

The experienced lawyers at the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, have been handling matters of Arizona child support for many years. We focus on helping our clients achieve the best possible results in a wide range of situations, from determining child support in a divorce and paternity actions, to assisting in the enforcement and modification of existing child support orders.

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Understanding the Arizona Child Support Guidelines

Arizona uses a series of guidelines to help determine the amount of child support to be paid. By law, courts and lawyers are required to use the guidelines in calculating child support.

These guidelines take into account the gross monthly income of both parents as well as other children whom the parents are currently caring for, each parent’s relative time spent with the child and any extra expenses. These may include the cost of child care or medical and dental insurance for the children.

In some cases, the courts can depart from the guidelines and award another child support amount either above or below the guideline amount. These are usually situations involving on parent having a very large income, extraordinary expenses for the children or the special needs of a child.

Many parents are confused about the amount of child support that may be owed. This is especially true if a departure from the guidelines may be in order. At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, we can help you understand how the guidelines may apply to you and your children.

Don’t Just Search the Internet — Talk to a Lawyer

While there is a nearly unlimited amount of legal information about child support on the Internet, the best way to find out how the law applies in your situation is to talk with an attorney. Talk with attorney Karen Schoenau by contacting us at 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437.

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Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna