Domestic Violence

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Question: My husband currently lives with me, and our 2 daughters. He has barely been paying anything toward bills and rent and recently there have been some domestic violence issues also. Can I file for child support even though he is currently living in my home?

Answer: Unless you are divorced, it is my understanding you can NOT seek child support.

You may want to speak with a family law attorney.  Here is the Department of Economic Security website, specifically related to child support. https://www.azdes.gov/az_child_support/ Here is a website related to Domestic Violence...it provides great resources for victims. http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/states/azdv.shtml

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  • My husband currently lives with me, and our 2 daughters. He has barely been paying anything toward bills and rent and recently there have been some domestic violence issues also. Can I file for child support even though he is currently living in my home?

STORIES

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  • State Bar of Arizona
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    Referral number 602-257-4434
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  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
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