Child Support: When Does It Start, When Does It End
How to know when child support starts and stops
Starting DatesArizona uses the Arizona Child Support Guidelines to calculate child support. Generally, child support starts as of the first day of the month following the date of filing of petition for support. If you filed your paperwork on July 17, 2017, the calculation would start in August. However, if the parties were living apart prior to the filing, the start date may be moved back to the date of separation. So, if you filed your paperwork on July 17, 2017 but you had been living a part since April 2017, you could ask the court to start the child support calculation in April. The furthest child support can go back in Arizona is three years.
Termination DatesChild support terminates when a child turns eighteen and has graduated high school. If the child is still attending school on his or her eighteenth birthday, child support may continue until the child graduates or turns nineteen years old, whichever occurs first.