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Experienced Help For Your Child Support Goals

Last updated on June 4, 2024

Child support is one of the most potentially contentious issues that parents face. You want to obtain a fair arrangement that upholds your child’s best interests while maintaining as amicable a relationship as possible with your co-parent.

To this end, we at Duenas Eden Cravatta, PLC can help you. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our attorneys, Amy Duenas and Dori Eden, assist clients throughout Arizona with a spectrum of family law matters. With a combination of excellent service and litigation experience, we can help you reach your goals when it comes to child support.

How Do Arizona Courts Determine Child Support?

Judges do not use a one-size-fits-all approach to child support. They consider a variety of factors, including:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The spousal maintenance paid or received
  • The custody and parenting time arrangement
  • Expenses associated with medical care and education

Child support judgments are not necessarily permanent; you can seek a post-judgment modification if you or your co-parent’s circumstances change significantly.

What Is Paternity? How Will It Affect Me?

Paternity is the legal term referring to a child’s biological father. When a child is born to parents who are married to each other, the state assumes that the man is the child’s biological father. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, this is not so. One or both parents must establish paternity for one parent to obtain custodial rights or for the other to receive child support.

Get Legal Guidance For Your Child Support Needs

The best way to receive an accurate estimate of your amount of support is to consult an attorney. Reach out to us so that we can speak with you about your personal circumstances. Simply call our Phoenix office at 480-637-0668 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation.