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Question: I am going through a custody case, full decision making and parenting time I am being awarded these things and the child at this age I understand can see her mother and visitation for the mother. I was paying 650 a month for child support and I do have a arrears of 54,000...I am wo.deri g how this monthly obligation is going to change I believe I pay 150 towards arrears am I going to have this child support dropped or reduced to provide for my child while she is living with me?

Answer: There is no cut and dry formula for answering your question as to what the judge will order.  It all depends on your finances, the mother's finances as well as other issues.  You may want to consult with a lawyer and provide specific information about your situation.  There are three programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  You will need to apply for the program and meet the financial need qualifications.  Once qualified, Modest Means will send you a list of attorneys to choose from.  Then, for a $75 fee, you will receive a one hour consultation with the attorney.  If you need additional help and the attorney agrees to take your case, the fee charged will not be more than $75 per hour.  The telephone number is (866)  637-5341.  Both Maricopa and Pima County Bar Associations have Lawyer Referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer referral Service offers a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for a fee of $40.  The telephone number is: (602) 257-4434.  Pima County Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for a fee of $35.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.  If you are unable to afford these modest fees, you can go to another portion of this website and apply to see if you meet the financial qualifications for a free lawyer.  Go to http://www.azlawhelp.org/accesstojustice.cfm

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  • I am going through a custody case, full decision making and parenting time I am being awarded these things and the child at this age I understand can see her mother and visitation for the mother. I was paying 650 a month for child support and I do have a arrears of 54,000...I am wo.deri g how this monthly obligation is going to change I believe I pay 150 towards arrears am I going to have this child support dropped or reduced to provide for my child while she is living with me?

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