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Affect of Reaching 18 Years of Age on Child Support in Arizona
If you are a parent in Arizona, you need to know the age when child support ends in Arizona. As a general rule, child support ends when a child reaches the age of 18, unless the child is still in high school. If the child is still in high school when they turn 18, the child support will continue until the child graduates from high school or turns 19 years of age.
End Date for Child Support for a Single Child Versus Multiple Children
One of the most common concerns after a divorce is when child support ends in Arizona. Stated differently, what is the Arizona age limit for child support in Arizona.
Some people are worried about life changes that have made child support payments impossible to maintain as designated in the original divorce decree.
Parents may not have discussed when child support payments will stop in other cases.
As you may know, the law requires parents to support their children financially.
But it is essential to know your rights regarding fulfilling your child support obligations in Arizona.
For parents of multiple children, there will be various dates on which the child support obligation will decrease and eventually (when the last child becomes of age) expire.
Presumptive End Dates for Child Support in Arizona
In Arizona, a parent’s obligation to pay child support terminates or “expires” on the last day of the month when the child turns 18 years old unless the child is still in high school, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute Section 25-501(A).
If the child is still in high school when they turn 18, the parent’s obligation to pay child support continues until they graduate from high school or turn 19 years old.
Exceptions to these guidelines can exist for special needs children who are unable to support themselves due to a disability and who, therefore, need additional time in the home with the financial support of their parents.
Arizona Child Support Orders of Assignment Entered After January 1, 2005
Suppose you have a child support order or an Order of Assignment entered after January 1st, 2005. In that case, it most likely contains the date on which the child support order automatically terminates or expires.
But even if the date is listed, it is still the parent’s responsibility to make sure the child support order and Wage Assignment stop. That is done by filing a Motion to Terminate Wage Assignment in the months leading up to the date you believe child support should end.
Unpaid child support is still due even if the child has reached an age of majority and terminated the child support order.
Child Support End Dates in Arizona When You Have Multiple Children
It is important to understand child support does not decrease in proportion to the number of children you have. For example, suppose you have three minor children, and you pay $900.00 in monthly support.
In that case, child support does not decrease to one-third because one-third of the children no longer require child support. Parents paying support for multiple children will need to file a Petition to modify child support when each child reaches the age of 18 and graduates high school.
Motion to Terminate Child Support After Child Support Ends in Arizona
It is also essential to know the court will not automatically lower your child support because one of the children emancipates.
A parent must file a motion to modify child support when child support ends for one child but continues for other unemancipated children.
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Other Frequently Asked Questions About When Child Support Ends in Arizona:
Do you still have to pay child support if the child goes to college in Arizona?
In most cases, you do not have to pay child support if your child goes to college as long as the child is at least 18 years old. If the child is younger than 18 years old, you will have to continue paying child support until the child turns 18 years old or you file to modify child support because the other parent is no longer supporting the child.
Does Arizona child support automatically stop at 18?
Child support stops at 18 if your child has also graduated high school. If your child is still in high school when he or she turns 18, you will continue to pay child support until the child graduates high school but no longer than the child’s 18th birthday.
Will the Wage Assignment for child support automatically stop when my child support obligation ends?
The short answer is, it depends. If your Wage Assignment has a date when it expires, it will end on that date. However, you should contact your HR department at work to make sure they are aware the Wage Assignment needs to stop on that date. If your Wage Assignment does not have an expiration date, you will need to file a motion with the court issue an order to stop the Wage Assignment to avoid future child support payments from being deducted from your paycheck by your employer.
Other Articles About Child Support in Arizona
- ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS
- ARIZONA UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (UIFSA) STATUTES
- ATTRIBUTING INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- DIVIDING UNCOVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES IN AN ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CASE
- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILD SUPPORT AND DEBTS IN ARIZONA
- THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- DUE PROCESS REQUIRES NOTICE OF A CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION
- CHILD SUPPORT DEVIATION IN ARIZONA
- IS AN INCREASE IN INCOME CAUSE TO MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT AND ASSETS IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF STOCK OPTIONS ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT MUST BE MODIFIED WHENEVER CHILD CUSTODY ORDERS CHANGE IN ARIZONA
- REGISTERING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- BURDEN OF PROOF FOR A DEVIATION IN CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- REIMBURSEMENT FOR OVERPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- GIFTS AND FREE RENT MAY BE INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT PURPOSES
- COURT DISCRETION TO ADD RECURRING GIFTS AS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT
- CHILD SUPPORT AND THE NARCISSIST PARENT
- INCLUDING INCOME FROM A SECOND JOB IN ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATIONS
- STANDARD OF PROOF TO ESTABLISH A WAIVER OF PAST CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT CANNOT BE A PERCENTAGE OF A PARENT’S INCOME IN ARIZONA
- WHAT IS A WAGE ASSIGNMENT IN ARIZONA
- SSDI PAYMENTS OFFSET MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR A CHILD IN ARIZONA
- MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT WHEN NEITHER PARENT LIVES IN ARIZONA
- HOW TO MODIFY OR ENFORCE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER ISSUED IN ANOTHER STATE
- HOW TO MAKE ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
- HOW IS INCOME CALCULATED FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- HOW TO ENFORCE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- WHAT IS CONSIDERED GROSS INCOME FOR ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT
- CALCULATING A PARENT’S INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- ERRORS IN REGISTERING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- DOMESTICATING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT AND AN UNEMPLOYED PARENT IN ARIZONA
- WHAT DOCTORS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CAN A NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT RECEIVE CHILDREN’S SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IN ARIZONA
- START DATE FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF DENIAL OF VISITATION ON CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN ARIZONA
- ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- EFFECT OF ERRORS IN REGISTERING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- WHEN YOU CAN MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- GIFT INCOME AND MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- WAIVER OF PAST CHILD SUPPORT BY AGREEMENT IN ARIZONA
- UPWARD DEVIATION IN CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- MODIFYING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY
- OBJECTION TO CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN UIFSA DOMESTICATION IN ARIZONA
- CAN A SPOUSE’S INCOME BE CONSIDERED FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- LEGAL METHODS OF COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN ARIZONA
- ENFORCEMENT OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- DRIVERS LICENSE RESTRICTIONS FOR UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CAN A LOAN BE INCLUDED AS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- OVERPAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- PAST DUE SUPPORT PAYMENTS APPLY FIRST TO CHILD SUPPORT BEFORE ALIMONY
- CALCULATING CHILD SUPPORT WITH SPLIT CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF DELAY IN COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES IN ARIZONA
- RECOVERING CHILD SUPPORT NOT ORDERED IN A DIVORCE DECREE IN ARIZONA
- LEGAL OPTIONS FOR COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN ARIZONA
- ARIZONA COURT’S AUTHORITY TO HEAR CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
- IMPACT OF WITHHOLDING A CHILD ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- SISTER STATE’S RIGHT TO MODIFY ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT RULING
- IS A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER VOID IF IT DOES NOT MENTION ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS OF A MINOR IN ARIZONA
- TIME LIMIT TO COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES IN ARIZONA
- RETROACTIVE MODIFICATION OF A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES IN ARIZONA
- SUPPORT FOR DISABLED ADULT CHILDREN IN ARIZONA
- CALCULATING INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- THREE YEAR LIMITATION FOR COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES
- DISMISSING MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT FOR NOT DISCLOSING FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
- ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS MUST INCLUDE ANY CHANGES IN PARENTING TIME
- EQUITABLE DEFENSES TO FAMILY SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- AFFIDAVIT OF CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND CHILD SUPPORT ARREARAGES IN ARIZONA
- PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER A NON-RESIDENT IN AN ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CASE
- ARIZONA CRIMINAL LAW FOR NON-PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT IS CONSTITUTIONAL
- BURDEN OF PROOF IN A MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT CASE IN ARIZONA
- FULL FAITH AND CREDIT CLAUSE REQUIRES PERSONAL JURISDICTION TO ENFORCE SUPPORT ORDERS
- CHILD SUPPORT IN A BANK ACCOUNT IS EXEMPT FROM EXECUTION BY CREDITORS
- NON-PARENT LAWSUIT FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA