Child Support

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Federal and State Tax Exemptions for Dependent Children: Who gets to claim them?

This article explains how you can figure out who gets to claim your children on your taxes, you or your former spouse.


Child Support and Disabled Children Becoming Adults

Do you have a disabled child who is reaching the age of 18? This article will help you understand the child support laws that may affect your child.


Services Offered by Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS)

Can DCSS help you? Read below to see the  services that the Arizona Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) offers and if they are right for you. Services are often free or at a minimal charge.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa Family Court Part 2: Default Through Discovery

In part two, we will discuss how to represent yourself in Default Proceedings and through Discovery.


How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Part 1: Initial Filings

This is the first in a multi-part segment on “How to Represent Yourself in Maricopa County Family Court." This section provides information about an initial filing in Family Court.


Garnishment

Garnishment is a legal process by which one party may collect money from another party, after a money judgment has been entered.

by: Arizona Supreme Court

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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


The Cash Assistance Program and Child Support

There are many children who are not getting support from both parents. If you are not getting child support for your children, this article may give you information that will help you.


Child Support in Arizona

General information and resources about the responsibilities of both parents when it comes to child support and how a support case moves through the court system in Arizona.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Related Questions


Question: I recently filed a Response to a Petition for Modification of Child Support. My hearing has been set for the end of February. Do I need to submit judge's working papers or supporting documentation for the judge to review prior to my hearing and if so, what is the document called that I would attach my exhibits to?
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Question: I had my parental rights terminated in 2008 to my oldest son and to this day the judge is ordering me to pay monthly child support to my ex sister in law who only has gaurdianship of my son. I was recently incarcerated due to no payment. I don't understand why or how this is possible that I am not only having to pay monthly child support but my sons father doesn't have to pay anything.Dont get me wrong he's my son and my responsibility but I don't have any rights to him legally :(. I appreciate any and every kind of help please and thank you.
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Question: Im a father my 8 year daughter I want joint pysical custody. I have child support order, I'm been paying every month.mother is not letting see my daughter my pettion is on, waiting for court date. I have prove of denys, shes also gay dont want bad habbets for my daughter and she drinks alot alcohol infront of daughter possible I can get joint physical custody of my daughter? What do I have to have to win the battle? Do I need a lawyer? Will joint pysical custody and joint legal custody help me pay less of child support or no child support? she also fill pettion for me to pay more child support
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Question: If the noncustodial parent changes job. Would the custodial parent get notify?
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Question: Me and my ex girlfriend have a daughter out of wedlock. I am curious how child support works with that type of situation. I'm on the birth certificate. I also don't think she is fit or ready to take care of my daughter. I would like short term full custody and then when she has her feet on the ground we can readjust. How should I go about this ?
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