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Question: I and my family will be moving to AZ from Alaska late fall 2011 . I have current child support order against my ex-husband who owes over $18K in child support. He hasnt complied at all with the court order of support in AK. Can I move my child support case from AK to AZ? Will I still be able to get cash assistance, WIC and other public help in AZ with a open court order child support on my ex?

Answer:

You may want to confer with an attorney to find out how the laws in Arizona will apply to your specific situation. The following is general information about child support in Arizona.

Generally a request for child support is filed in the county Superior Court in the county where you and the child reside. This might change depending on various facts, such as whether there was a prior child support order in effect as well as whether parties have moved to or from different states. You may want to review the articles on this website about Child Support to collect additional information. You can also visit Arizona’s Department of Economic Security website for more information on child support procedures in Arizona. To find the number to the proper Superior Court, you can go to the Courts Locator on the Arizona Supreme Court's website. Some courts, such as Maricopa, Coconino, Pima, and Pinal also have information and some forms online. If you want to review the Arizona statutes on child support, you can find them in Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Laws pertaining to child support begin under Chapter 3, Article 2 under A.R.S. §25-320. For information regarding the different public benefits available in Arizona please begin by reviewing the articles on this website about AHCCCS Medical Program, Foods Stamps and Cash Assistance, Medicare, and Social Security.

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  • I and my family will be moving to AZ from Alaska late fall 2011 . I have current child support order against my ex-husband who owes over $18K in child support. He hasnt complied at all with the court order of support in AK. Can I move my child support case from AK to AZ? Will I still be able to get cash assistance, WIC and other public help in AZ with a open court order child support on my ex?

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