Child Support

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Question: My ex and I are not a couple. But we are raising our children together. Can I still get child support from him if he is never there to help raise our kids.

Answer: Child support can be court ordered regardless of marital status, meaning, a couple never has to have been married to receive child support. If your ex is not there to help raise your children, you have the right to go to court and request child support. Article ARS 25-503 states that “in any proceeding in which there is at issue the support of a child, the court may order either or both parents to pay any amount necessary for the support of the child.” To obtain the necessary paperwork for filing a petition for child support, please view this website: https://www.azdes.gov/az_child_support/.

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  • My ex and I are not a couple. But we are raising our children together. Can I still get child support from him if he is never there to help raise our kids.

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