How Much Child Support Will I Owe Or Receive?

Child support is often a contentious subject, even though Arizona courts have done everything they can to make the system as concrete as possible. No matter how much parents love their children, it can be hard to trust an ex with that money. Most parents believe they are paying too much or receiving too little.

I am Phoenix-based attorney David Moore. With more than 15 years of legal experience, I have a deep understanding of the law and how it will apply to your situation. This allows me to give straightforward advice about your situation and how to achieve a practical, positive outcome for you and your children.

Understanding The Factors That Determine Child Support

While the state of Arizona does offer an online child support calculator, the final amount will be in the hands of a judge. However, the judge must take into account specific child support guidelines when determining obligations. These include factors like:

  • The number of children you have
  • You and your ex's monthly income
  • If you are paying child support for other children
  • If you or your ex is paying spousal maintenance
  • The children's age
  • The children's medical and education needs
  • The parental time of you and your ex

The amount can be affected by one parent hiding assets to skew their income figures. Just like in the property division process, I can work to uncover hidden assets to better protect your rights. In any situation, I will work to make sure you receive the fair treatment that you deserve.

Additionally, remember that a child support order is not set in stone. When circumstances change, it may be possible to seek a modification of you or your ex's obligations. I can help you review your options and determine the best way to proceed.

Learn More At A Free Consultation

Understanding your obligations or rights to receive child support can be confusing. I invite you to sit down with an experienced lawyer at a free consultation at my office in Phoenix, where I can answer all of your questions. Contact David G. Moore P.C. via email or by calling 602-730-7648.