New AZ Child Support Guidelines

At Fruchtman Law Firm, our Scottsdale child support lawyers will help you navigate Arizona’s new child support laws. Your Scottsdale family lawyer will explain how Arizona’s Income Shares Model works. Any child support order reflects your child’s best interests without creating an undue or imbalanced financial burden on either the custodial parent or the parent without full-time custody of the minor.

What Is the Income Shares Model?

The Income Shares Model requires both parents to provide financial support to all children under 18 born to or adopted by them. Under the income shares model, the custodial parent receives enough child support from the noncustodial parent to cover reasonable expenses such as health insurance, school fees, clothing, housing costs, and hobbies. Consequently, when you speak to a Scottsdale AZ child support attorney from Fruchtman Law Firm, you will receive the most up-to-date advice on calculating child support.  

Who Recommends Reasonable Child Support?

In Arizona, the family court referee recommends child support amounts and establishes whether any arrearages apply. These figures arise from an expectation that a family would generally spend a portion of their combined incomes to support their children while married. Arizona’s law provides clear guidelines, including a child support calculator that will assist both parties with coming to an agreement that covers everything: school costs, health insurance, hobbies, and housing costs.

What Is Income for Child Support Purposes?

Your Scottsdale AZ child support attorney will help you list all known sources of income you or the other parent may have. From that, the courts will use the total before taxes or fees to calculate every one’s income. Salaries, wages, and tips constitute Child Support Income. Additionally, Worker’s compensation, Social Security, and military disability payments also comprise income. Our Scottsdale child support lawyers will help you document to children from other relationships and deduct the percentage of time spent with each parent from their expected contributions.

Consult a Scottsdale family lawyer today for a case evaluation.