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Michael Strahan involved in child support dispute with ex-wife

Arizona residents who are fans of former NFL player Michael Strahan may be aware that he was married from 1999 to 2006. He and his ex-wife have twin daughters who are now 14, and at the time, they worked out an amicable agreement for child custody and support. However, his ex-wife is now asking for back child support of $321,654 plus $225,000 for half the cost of their daughters' horseback riding lessons.

How to deal with custody issues relating to child safety

Parents in Arizona generally get to stay in contact with their children after a divorce. However, custodial parents who have concerns about their children's safety may feel uncomfortable about complying with a visitation order. Those concerns could range from how a child is treated while in the other household to a son or daughter feeling anxious about seeing that parent. In some cases, it may be acceptable to deny visitation to a noncustodial parent.

Divorce is more than just a legal matter

Getting a divorce may seem like a fairly straightforward process. In some regards, that is true. Divorce means two people dividing shared assets and property, and sometimes determining child custody arrangements. Those might be questions with very clear answers.

Obtaining child support modifications because of a hardship

Generally, a child support payment is based on how much a noncustodial parent earns. The goal when crafting a child support order is to ensure that the child's needs are met. However, if parents in Arizona experience a job loss or other financial hardship, it's possible to ask for to have a child support order modified. The order can be modified either temporarily or permanently depending on the reason for a parent's financial hardship.

Divorce requires calculation of pension plan value

When an Arizona couple chooses to end their marriage, one or both parties often have some form of company-sponsored retirement plan. Every retirement account represents a marital asset, and the departing spouses must divide the funds as part of the divorce. Calculating the value of a retirement account can become complicated, especially for defined benefit plans.

Productively raising children together after splitting up

Arizona parents who are not a couple but will be co-parenting their children might at first struggle with making it work smoothly, healthily and productively. However, there are many ways they can reflect and see if their co-parenting relationship is working well.

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