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Casa Grande Child Support Attorney

Do you need to establish or modify your child support agreement?

Are you facing divorce in the state of Arizona? During the divorce process, one of the most contentious issues to arise is that of child support. When it comes to matters of finances, things can easily escalate and become hostile. Child support payments are calculated based on a number of different factors, and I can help you estimate the appropriate amount of support in the event of a divorce or paternity action. I can also assist you with modifying your support agreement if you have had a drastic change in circumstances since the court order.

The child support guidelines in Arizona were changed on June 1, 2011, which made it possible for parents to have their support recalculated. If you have not had your child support agreement recalculated since then, you should do so immediately- you may be able to obtain a higher level of support than you did under the old support guidelines. If you need trustworthy legal assistance in resolving a child support issue, then it is definitely in your best interest to speak with a Casa Grande attorney from Sutton Law, PC.

How Child Support is Determined in Arizona

Each state has a formula that they use that takes the income of both parents into account. If both parties are W-2 earners, then you should be able to simply plug in the numbers and the number of children and come up with an estimated amount of child support. If the case is not that simple, then the court will have to take several different factors into consideration such as:

  • The salary of each parent
  • Whether the parent is self-employed
  • If one parent is underemployed
  • The earning capability of the custodial parent
  • The number of children
  • The ability of the non-custodial parent to support themselves
  • the needs of the children

If you believe that the other parent is not being honest and forward about their true income, then a Casa Grande divorce lawyer from my firm can employ tools of discovery to shed light on any hidden income that they are withholding. We can also request for vocational evaluation to be conducted if you believe that the other parent is capable of earning a higher salary than what they are being paid and they are choosing to work at the lower paying job.

Modifying Child Support Agreements

If you simply wish to receive more money from the other parent, or you wish to pay less child support to the other parent, the court will not want to hear your case. There are certain conditions however, where the court will consider revisiting the issue of support. If you have had a significant change in circumstances and you believe that you deserve an increase or you are the noncustodial parent and you are not unable to afford the support payment amount, then you may be able to have the agreement modified. The grounds of a modification would include a loss in wages, a severe disability or illness, a change in the children's' circumstances or a change in financial circumstances. If a child has reached the age of majority or has inherited some money, then it would be wise to revisit the issue of support with your attorney.

Contact a Casa Grande Divorce Attorney

If you are going through a divorce and you need to resolve the issue of custody, or your circumstances have since changed and you would like to modify your support, then my firm can help! Here at Sutton Law, PC, I provide my clients with trustworthy legal advice when it matters most. My firm handles a broad range of family law issues and I will work tirelessly to help you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.

Whether you need assistance with child custody, spousal support, visitation, or property division, my firm has the experience you can count on to achieve your objectives. I can guide you step by step throughout the duration of your case and give you the answers and information that you need. My firm has assisted countless families throughout Casa Grande, AZ and I can help you find the perfect solution to your unique situation. I am intimately familiar with the field of family law and I will gladly answer any questions that you may have throughout the case.

My firm offers an initial case evaluation to all potential clients, so contact a Casa Grande divorce lawyer from Sutton Law, PC today!

Sutton Law, P.C. - Casa Grande Lawyer
Located at 100 East Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122.
Phone: (877) 774-9344.
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