Going to Arizona family court to settle child support issues is often time-consuming and expensive. However, a judge will still need to approve the out-of-court settlement, so it’s essential for parents to create a successful child support arrangement that covers all aspects of their responsibilities and their children’s needs.
Negotiating in good faith is key when it comes to devising a successful child support arrangement. Clearly communicate your individual goals, wants and needs with each other as well as your current and post-divorce financial situation. Be willing to compromise and understand that you both have a responsibility to your children.
Consider the best interest of your children
Now that you have finalized your divorce agreement, it’s time to focus on your children’s needs. This includes everything from financial support and health insurance to educational expenses and extracurricular activities. The child support amount that you agree on should at least provide your children with the same standard of living they had during your marriage.
Have a clear child support agreement
Once you have discussed all aspects of your child support arrangement, it’s time to put it into writing and sign off on the document, formalizing it. Make sure to specify details such as payment schedules, who will cover medical insurance and other costs, as well as holidays or vacations.
Keep communication open
Maintaining an ongoing dialogue is important to ensure that the child support arrangement is still relevant. This will help prevent any misunderstandings and make it easy to update your agreement if anything changes.
Providing stability for your child is one of the key ways to help them cope with the divorce. Creating a successful child support arrangement without going to court is a fast and cost-effective way to do this.