Calculating child support in Arizona is not always an easy task. It is a complex mathematical formula that is re-evaluated every several years to assure that it is in line with the current cost of living. The court looks at the following information in order to determine child support to be paid:
1. The number of minor children of the relationship;
2. The ages of the children;
3. Both parents gross monthly incomes;
4. If either party is paying spousal maintenance;
5. If either party is receiving spousal maintenance;
6. If either parent has a child or children from another relationship and if either parent is paying child support;
7. The cost of health insurance for the minor child/children only
8. The cost of daycare;
9. An adjustment of the amount of parenting time;
10. If there is any extraordinary ongoing costs for a child with special needs.
Once the court reviews all of the information the Judge or Commissioner inputs the information into a child support calculator which calculates the final collar amount for child support. The above factors are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to calculating child support in the state of Arizona.
If you have questions, please contact an attorney in your area.
Source Arizona State Revised Statue §25-320
By Jessica M. Cotter, Esq
The Law Firm of Jessica M. Cotter, Esq.