Maricopa County Court » Child support laws Sat, 18 Dec 2010 00:13:31 +0000 en hourly 1 Arizona Child Support Laws /maricopa-county-courts/going-to-court/arizona-child-support-laws/ /maricopa-county-courts/going-to-court/arizona-child-support-laws/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2008 22:58:00 +0000 Maricopa County Court By Holcy Thompson III

Child support plays a major role when it comes to providing support for a custodial parent’s child/children. In today’s world, a working single parent must provide for there children the best way possible. The Division of Arizona Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) helps both the custodial and non-custodial parent establish, collect, and enforce child support payments.

Applying for Child Support Laws

Child support services are offered to both the custodial and non-custodial parents. These services provide the custodial parents with establishing paternity and child support, locating the non-custodial parents, and enforcing Arizona child support laws. These services are automatically provided for families who are receiving public assistance under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Parents who are not under the program can still receive free services from the (DCSE) by filling out an application to have child support enforcement services provided for you.

When filling out the application, be prepared to provide information such as the non-custodial parent’s full name, address, and the SSN, the address of their recent employer, information on the non-custodial parents income or any assets they may attain.

Establishing Child Support laws

When establishing child support, the DCSE office will work with both custodial and non-custodial parents. When child support is established, the court will then determine the amount of money the non-custodial parent will pay each month. The court will also decide which parent will provide medical support for the child/children.

Enforcing Arizona Child Support Laws

When a non-custodial parent avoids paying their child support obligations, the Arizona DCSE will enforce several methods to motivate the parents to pay. These methods include income withholdings, new hire reporting, liens against any property they may own, suspension of driver’s license, passport denial, and the interception of any lottery winnings. There are also many other methods to enforcing Arizona child support laws.

Modifying Child Support Laws

When Circumstances arrive such as if one of the parents are laid off from their job, they are able to request a child support review. The request should be done in writing and have a valid reason as to why the reviews should be looked at by the courts. It can take up to six months before both parents will know the outcome of the child support modifications. Click for Arizona Child Support

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