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Therefore, when you consult with an attorney at My AZ Lawyers, we can discuss an approximate amount we estimate that you are entitled to receive for child support, or what you may have to pay. Plus, our experienced support lawyers know the Arizona laws and standards regarding support payments.
Child support is based upon written guidelines and Arizona laws. Therefore, the amount a court will award depends on childcare costs, each parents income, cost for dental and medical insurance, daycare costs, how old the children are, or special needs of the children. Find more general information on Arizona Child Support Guidelines web page.
Child Support And College Tuition
Parents who wish to negotiate the responsibility of college expenses after a divorce is not uncommon. As part of a final divorce agreement, this issue may be agreed upon with the help of an attorney. The jurisdiction of the Arizona Court regarding financial obligation ends when a child is an adult (18 years old). The court, therefore, does not award support for a parent for college financial payment.
A couple may enter into an agreement, or a contract for support for college expenses. However, it is not part of the child custody law (Title 25). Arizona law does recognize financial obligation for a child over the age of 18 attending college. A legal contract may be developed to address this. However, the language needs to be specific to ensure that both parents are in a agreement as to the details of the agreed expense of college.
If the goal is to make sure that the child’s college is paid, an option may be to take a portion of the marital assets and put them aside for college expenses. Again, this trust needs to be legally sound and carefully drafted by an attorney. My Arizona Lawyers team can handle the family law and trust law issue that arises when parents wish to confront the importance of paying for college expenses/ support in a divorce.