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Cindy Best
How is Child Support Calculated?

Child support can be easily calculated under the Arizona Child Support Guidelines after several other variables have been determined. Specifically, the following information is required to calculate child support: 1. Each parent’s monthly gross income Gross income includes: receipt of spousal maintenance, Social Security, workman?s compensation, severance pay, commissions, disability benefits, unemployment benefits, retirement plans,…

Cindy Best
Child Support Factors to Establish Child Support

  CHILD SUPPORT IS DECIDED UPON THESE BASIC FACTORS, PLUS WHATEVER ELSE EACH PARENT PAYS FOR: ? Monthly salary of each parent ? Age of children ? Parenting time ? Day care costs ? Medical insurance ? Extracurricular expenses ? Number of other children not common to the marriage Affidavit of Financial Information Every case…

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Child Custody FAQs Part 3

  How does custody affect child support? The physical custody arrangement is one factor considered in the worksheet (see Chapter 5.) The more time you have your child, the more expensive it is. We have not been to court yet and there are no orders. Who gets the kids right now? It is basically a…

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Child Custody FAQs Part 2

  My husband smokes pot almost daily. Should he have parenting time with the children? Not unless it is supervised. Drug use will preclude him from having unsupervised parenting time. You should ask the court to have him drug tested at TASC (Treatment Assessment Screening Center). Their website is: www.tascaz.org. You might want to consult…

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Child Custody FAQs Part 1

  Do the courts favor mothers? There is no such preference. There are many factors that the court considers, but courts do not favor mothers over fathers. How does the court decide custody? (A.R.S. ?25-403) The court looks at the following factors: 1. The wishes of the child?s parent or parents as to custody. 2….

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What Happens To The Children In A Divorce?

Our guess is that you are very concerned about how your divorce will affect your children, which is why you are reading this book, to figure out how to be part of an uncontested divorce. Perhaps all you need to know can be clarified with this story: I was a mediator in a case not…

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FAQs For Document Preparation, Mediation, & Litigation

  Can traditional document preparation services help me? Document preparation services cannot provide you with legal advice. So, unless you know the law and the procedures, you could make some devastating mistakes by filling out forms without understanding your rights. Best Law Firm?s document preparation is conducted by an experienced attorney. How much does document…

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Divorce & Legal Separation

What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce in Arizona? An Arizona legal separation and an Arizona divorce are almost identical. In fact, there are more similarities than differences. In both cases, the court will issue final orders dividing the spouses? debts and assets, enter custody and parenting time orders regarding the…

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Nash v. Nash

What did Nash v. Nash recently rule? The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on three main topics (1) child support calculations; (2) the use of social media to disparage another party; and (3) disclosure of materials related to the litigation. ?First, the court held that a family law court cannot limit child support to meet…

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