Tucson Child Support Lawyer
At Centurion & Associates, PC, our experienced family law attorneys help parents get child support agreements that fit their unique needs. Our founding lawyer, Steve Centuori, has over 15 years of legal experience and a record of favorable case results for child support cases. Call our Tucson office now at 520-314-6526 to schedule your consultation.
How Can Parents Calculate Child Support Payments?
Child support orders and custody agreements are often contentious disputes for divorcing parents. Parents can either work together to create a support agreement or the courts can create a support order that sets the payment amounts. Even if parents can create a joint agreement, a family court judge must review and approve the final agreement.
Arizona family court judges use many factors when calculating support payments, including:
- The income and ability of each parent
- Insurance coverage and medical costs
- Child care costs
- Education expenses
Generally, the parent who has physical custody or the majority of parenting time will receive child support payments from the other parent. In some rare cases, the child support total and income of both parents may be equal, which means that neither party will pay support to one another.
Paternity And Child Support
To collect child support from an unmarried father, paternity must be established. A paternity lawsuit can compel a father to establish paternity through DNA or genetic testing. Our lawyers will help you file a paternity lawsuit and then work to get you a fair child support order.
Can Parents Request Support Modifications?
Child support orders generally do not expire until a child’s 18th birthday and the family courts will not approve changes unless a parent or child experiences a major change in circumstances. Because of the length of a child support order and the difficulty in obtaining a modification, parents should work to get the best possible initial agreement. If you already have a child support order, our lawyers will review your circumstances and determine if a modification is possible.
Get Answers To Your Questions In A Consultation
In your consultation, our attorneys will answer your questions and give you a realistic idea of what you can expect from the process. Call us now at 520-314-6526 or send us an email to set up your consultation.