Putting Your Children's Well-Being First
The state of Arizona expects that both parents will contribute to the physical and financial well-being of their children after a divorce as well as in the case of two parents who have a child out of wedlock.
Child support is determined by a set of guidelines developed by the Arizona legislature. These guidelines provide a formula to plug in certain information to obtain the amount of child support that the noncustodial parent will have to pay. Factors that are included are:
- Each parent's gross monthly income
- The number of parenting time days for each parent
- Which parent pays the child's health care
- How much each parent will pay for uncovered medical expenses
- Which parent takes the tax exemption for the child on his or her respective tax returns
There may be deviations to these guidelines depending on your unique family situation. For example, if you have a child with special needs, the court may order that child support be paid beyond the age of 18.
Our mother-daughter team of lawyers will work with you to calculate child support payments, whether you will be paying child support or will be receiving child support. We will also help you understand the tax implications of both paying and receiving child support payments as well as the tax consequences of paying or receiving spousal maintenance payments. If you are receiving spousal maintenance, it may affect the amount of child support you receive, depending on your situation. Merle Stolar holds a Master of Law degree in taxation (L.L.M.) and can help you understand the tax consequences of both paying and receiving child support or spousal maintenance payments.
Call Stolar & Pollins, PLLC, at 520-441-6846 to learn more about our child support services.
Pima County Child Support Attorneys
In most cases, determining child support is simple. If one or both parents are self-employed, it can be more difficult to calculate child support payments. Having skilled Tucson child support attorneys will be to your advantage. We can work with experts to uncover hidden assets, if necessary. We also know how to attribute income if one parent doesn't have records of his or her income, or if he or she is underemployed, unemployed or self-employed. We can assist with child support enforcement after the divorce has been finalized if your spouse does not pay his or her agreed-upon or court-ordered amount. Karen Pollins holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, has worked in the business world and has experience working with parents who own their own business or who are self-employed.
Our hands-on approach to your case will help you understand all of the details and laws regulating child support which will enable you to make decisions based on what is best for your child. We back up our professional representation with personalized service to better serve you and work toward your desired outcome.
Contact Stolar & Pollins To Schedule A Consultation
Contact us to discuss your unique family law situation and discover how our breadth of services can help you achieve your goals. Our lawyers are accommodating to your needs. We can be reached by phone at 520-441-6846, and we return phone calls promptly.