One psychologist has commented that, if later-in-life divorces were a disease, it would be declared a health crisis. While the divorce rate for the younger generations has declined in recent years, the rate for the so-called gray divorce has risen dramatically. For those who live in community property states, such as Arizona, there are some suggestions for how to survive such a divorce financially.
When a non-custodial parent is unable or possibly unwilling to pay what the court has ordered, enforcement officials have options. Child support is intended to ensure that the custodial parent is not unfairly burdened with having to provide for all of the child's monetary needs. There may be families residing in Arizona who are currently struggling to survive without the needed support provided by an absent parent.