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Who Can Ask For Child Support Modification In Az?

In Arizona, child support may be modified under certain circumstances. The party seeking the modification must show that there has been a change in circumstance since the last order was issued. This could be a change in income, a change in custody, or a change in the needs of the child. If you are considering requesting a modification to your child support order, it is important to understand the process and what you will need to prove in order to be successful.

There are generally ten different ways that child support modification can happen in Arizona. 

  • The first way is if there is a substantial change in circumstances for either parent. This could be a job loss, a significant pay decrease, or an increase in childcare expenses. If either of these things happens, the parent may petition the court to modify their child support payments.
  • Second-way child support modification can happen is if the original order was based on inaccurate information. This could be if one parent was not truthful about their income or assets when the original order was created. If it is discovered that this information was inaccurate, the court may modify the child support payments to reflect the true income and assets of both parents.
  • Third-way child support modification can happen is if the needs of the child have changed. This could be if the child has special needs that were not known at the time the original order was created. It could also be if the child’s health has changed or they have started attending school. If the needs of the child have changed, the court may modify the child support payments to reflect these changes.
  • Fourth-way child support modification can happen is if one of the parents has remarried. If one of the parents gets married, their new spouse’s income will be considered when calculating child support payments. This could lead to an increase or decrease in payments depending on how much money the new spouse makes.
  • Fifth-way child support modification can happen is if the child has started working. If the child gets a job and starts earning their own income, this will be considered when calculating child support payments. The court may decide to modify the payments to reflect the child’s new income.
  • Sixth-way child support modification can happen is if the parenting time schedule has changed. If one of the parents gets more or less parenting time than they did originally, this could lead to a modification in child support payments. The court will consider how much time each parent spends with the child when making a decision about whether to modify payments.
  • Seventh-way child support modification can happen is if one of the parents moves out of state. If one of the parents moves to another state, the court may modify child support payments. This is because the cost of living in different states can vary greatly. The court will consider the cost of living in both states when making a decision about whether to modify payments.
  • Eighth-way child support modification can happen is if one of the parents becomes incarcerated. If one of the parents goes to jail or prison, the court may modify child support payments. The court will consider how much time the parent is able to spend with their child when making a decision about whether to modify payments.
  • Ninth-way child support modification can happen is if one of the parents dies. If one of the parents dies, the court may modify child support payments. The court will consider how much money the deceased parent was making and how many children they have when making a decision about whether to modify payments.
  • The tenth and final way child support modification can happen is if the child gets married or joins the military. If the child gets married or joins the military, they will no longer be eligible for child support payments. The court will automatically terminate any child support payments that are being made if the child gets married or joins the military.

These are just a few of the ways that child support modification can happen in Arizona. If you think you may be eligible for a modification, it is important to speak with an experienced family law attorney who can help you navigate the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you for reading!

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