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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 …

Arizona Child Support FAQs

Although paid to the custodial parent, Arizona child support technically supports the child. The reason? Until they reach the age of 18, children have a legal entitlement to financial support from their parents. An order of child support is a requirement issued by a judge. Failure to follow the order results in penalties. Some common, and not so common, questions …

Injunction

Injunction in·junc·tion inˈjəNG(k)SHən/ noun This is a court order which prevents a named party or parties from taking any action. A preliminary injunction is normally issued to give the judge enough time to determine if a permanent injunction is justified. An anti-smoke injunction in 1908 closed the furnaces in the immediate vicinity of Salt Lake City. Synonyms: order, ruling, directive, …

Bankruptcy Code

Bankruptcy bank·rupt·cy /ˈbaNGkˌrəp(t)sē,-rəp(t)sē/ noun When individuals/businesses have serious financial problems, it is possible to follow the legal procedure known as bankruptcy as a means of dealing with debt issues. This specifically relates to one of the chapters of title 11 of the US Code also known as the Bankruptcy Code. The man had so much debt that he had no …

Class Action

Class Action Class Ac·tion /klas/ˈakSHən/ noun Refers to a lawsuit where one or multiple members of a group (or class) of individuals sue on behalf of the whole class. It is the district court’s duty to determine whether or not the claims of the class contain questions of fact or law before the suit is permitted to proceed as a …