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.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.