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December 2019 Archives

How child support payments are determined

Parents in Arizona and throughout the country are generally required to provide for a minor child's financial needs. In some cases, this obligation continues until a child graduates from college. Child support amounts are calculated based on a number of factors such as a parent's income, how custody is allocated and state guidelines. Typically, judges can use any factor that may be deemed relevant in a case to ensure that a child support order protects a child's best interest.

What parents should know about their custody rights

Parents in Arizona may want or need to transfer custody of their children to another party on a temporary basis. This could be because the parent becomes ill, doesn't have the financial resources to care for them or has just gone through a divorce. Generally speaking, any adult can assume custody of a child, but the transfer must be done with the kid's best interests in mind.

What to think about when considering divorce

Divorce is something that happens to many marriages, no matter where you live, how much money you make or how old you are. Sometimes, even when both spouses make the effort to work out issues, the best thing is for them to go their separate ways. It is often not an easy choice, but a necessary one.

When fathers pursue child custody

Fathers in Arizona may be concerned about their rights when it comes time to seek custody of their children in family court. Over the years, many people have come to believe that fathers are likely to suffer from a bias that makes them more likely to have less time to spend with their children or be denied child custody altogether. Many of these beliefs come from historic approaches to custody, although these have changed over the years. Research backs up the idea that children benefit from having a strong relationship with both parents, and fathers who actively pursue custody are even more likely than mothers to successfully receive child custody.

Illegitimate reasons to deny visitation rights

Co-parenting can be challenging, as many divorced individuals in Arizona are well aware. Divorce can create hurt feelings and resentment. Some spouses use their children as weapons by denying visitation rights. Unless the non-custodial parent is putting the health or well-being of the child at risk, it is assumed that they have the right to visitation.

How to successfully raise children after a divorce

Every parent in Arizona wants their children to thrive. However, a divorce can really throw a wrench into the system. As the parents try to raise their children between two separate households, many issues could arise. Here are a few things parents can do to successfully raise their kids after a divorce.

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