Child Support

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Question: 1.Can child support arrears be not garnished every week? In other words, can child support arrears be distributed once a month? 2. Can child support arrears be garnished less than the court ordered amount?

Answer:

It is best to contact the Department of Economic Security for information on the frequency and methods of making court-ordered child support payments. Per the Payments FAQ’s Page (https://www.azdes.gov/az_child_support/paying_modifying.aspx),  you may request your existing payment plan be altered: “both custodial and non-custodial parents can request a modification of their existing child support order when there has been a significant and continuing change within the household, such as adding or changing health insurance, a loss of a job, disability, or an increase or decrease in income for either parent.” This page includes a link to the form to request this modification.

If you have questions, or need assistance, you may contact DCSE Customer Service at (800) 882-4151, (602) 252-4045, or you can visit your local office.

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