Child Support

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Question: I have a 5 month old son, the dad hasn't help out financially at all, there is an ongoing case in court for custody and child support. Will I be entitled for back child support for the past few months he hasn't paid for anything?

Answer: Child support is one of the issues that the court will decide in your custody hearing.  It is important to know what papers both of you have filed and what those papers ask the court to do.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75.00 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association have lawyer referral services that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35.00.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.  It would be in your best interest to have some legal guidance.

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  • I have a 5 month old son, the dad hasn't help out financially at all, there is an ongoing case in court for custody and child support. Will I be entitled for back child support for the past few months he hasn't paid for anything?

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