Financial Support for Older Children

Divorce is often devastating for families with children and even more financially challenging for the custodial parent.  Biological parents are required by law to provide monetary support to a child or children. Scottsdale Child Support Attorney Hope Fruchtman, uses Arizona Support Guidelines to determine the amount of money needed to support each child.  You will get the legal help you need from competent and experienced lawyers you can trust.

Financial Support for older children

There are many reasons why support for an older child must be determined in court.  Your Scottsdale Child Support Attorney can manage your case to ensure that the child’s best interest is the main focus.  In Arizona, parents are not required to pay for a child in college, but other reasons may be present for an older child’s support.

  • A child with special needs will need continued care, and an attorney will help litigate the specific amount that the noncustodial parent must contribute to a child who needs dependent care.
  • Financial support for an adult child when the divorce occurs after they are over 18 years of age.  A lawyer can help mediate the costs needed to ensure that the child continues to have a high quality of life.
  • A college education is not a requirement for the noncustodial parent, but your attorney can assist parents with an agreed-upon contributory amount for this purpose.
  • An exception to this is if custody is shared equally by both parents, neither person will need to pay child support if they have an equal amount of income, and the custody continues to be shared as the child becomes an adult.

We are also your Scottsdale Alimony Attorney and can assist with every financial aspect of your divorce.  An experienced divorce attorney in Scottsdale AZ, at Fruchtman Law Firm, is available to manage your case, and provide you with the counsel, advice, and representation that you need for divorce, child support, and custody.