New Arizona Child Support Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Effective April 1, 2018, Arizona adopted new child support guidelines designed to ensure each parent contributes a proportional share toward their child’s total support. The goals of these guidelines include complying with state and federal law, providing guidance to courts and parents, and establishing reasonable, consistent standards of support. The guidelines apply to all natural and adopted children, whether born …

What Factors Determine Personal Injury Compensation?

A personal injury compensation claim involves any accident in which you sustain injuries and for which you are not responsible. The injury may be physical, emotional, or financial. Applicable accidents include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, workplace injuries, and negligence claims. These are commonly referred to as damages, as the term encompasses the wide variety of ways …

Arizona DUIs and Ignition Interlock Device FAQ

For the past three decades, every state in America worked to address and strengthen their DUI laws (including replacing the old DWI with the more accurate, inclusive DUI). Arizona in particular enacted a variety of strict penalties against drivers convicted of DUI, even on first offenses, which include an ignition interlock device   One of these penalties is the ignition …

Arizona Divorce Mediation: How Does it Work and What are the Benefits?

Mediation is a process that uses a neutral third party to help both spouses try and reach an agreement and avoid litigation. Of course, it isn’t a viable option for every situation. There are some cases where differences are so significant, mediation is ineffective, making litigation necessary.

Determining Arizona Child Custody: Which Parent Gets Custodianship?

A significant number of Arizona parents reach agreements on child custody with very little court involvement. When it comes to those parents who are unable reach an agreement, the family court steps in and the Court must consider a variety of factors when making its decision.

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Can I Modify an Existing Child Support Order?

  A variety of issues may cause either parent to seek a modification to an order for child support , including changes to employment, childcare needs, or living arrangements. If you meet certain qualifications, you may request modification. Modification requests may be for either a decrease or an increase, and either parent may make the request. When can I Request …