While most people in Arizona will only ever have limited exposure to our state’s court system, one of the most common types of legal proceedings for people to be involved in is a divorce. Marriage and divorce trends change over time, but the common refrain is that about half of all marriages end in divorce. What many people may not realize is that divorces can be complicated legal cases, with several different – and important – issues to address before the case is resolved. In divorce cases involving children, child support can be a particularly thorny issue.
Most parents want to take care of their child’s every need, but going through a divorce can engender bitterness and ill-will between the divorcing spouses. If one spouse is ordered to pay child support to the other, there may be suspicions about what those funds are used for and whether or not the funds are truly being used for the child’s needs.
Whether you are fighting to get child support ordered or fighting to limit the amount of child support you are ordered to pay, it is important to take the right approach to this complicated legal issue. At our law firm, we understand the legal formula that is used to calculate the amount of child support that will be ordered in a case and the many different factors that are accounted for.
In most divorce cases involving children, one spouse is likely to be ordered to pay child support. At our law firm, we work with our clients to attempt to make sure that this issue doesn’t become a barrier to reaching a resolution in the case. For more information, please visit our law firm’s website.