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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.
Arizona Child Support Attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC
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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
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- WHAT IS CONSIDERED GROSS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- HOW TO DOMESTICATE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- HOW IS INCOME CALCULATED FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- DOES AN UNEMPLOYED PARENT HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- WHAT IS A WAGE ASSIGNMENT IN ARIZONA
- HOW IS INCOME CALCULATED FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- HOW TO ENFORCE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- HOW TO MODIFY OR ENFORCE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER ISSUED IN ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF ERRORS IN REGISTERING A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT WHEN NEITHER PARENT LIVES IN ARIZONA
- ARIZONA UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT STATUTES
- DO SSDI PAYMENTS OFFSET MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR A CHILD IN ARIZONA
- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILD SUPPORT AND DEBTS IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF STOCK OPTIONS ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- IS AN INCREASE IN INCOME CAUSE TO MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- DOES A PARENT’S ASSETS AFFECT 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 CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- BURDEN OF PROOF FOR A DEVIATION IN CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- REIMBURSEMENT FOR OVERPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CAN FREE RENT BE USED AS INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- ARE RECURRING GIFTS CONSIDERED INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- WHO HAS THE BURDEN OF PROOF TO MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT AND NARCISSIST PARENT IN AZ
- CAN INCOME FROM A SECOND JOB BY INCLUDED IN INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT
- DISMISS MODIFICATION OF SUPPORT IN AZ FOR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE DOCUMENTS
- CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION IN ARIZONA MUST INCLUDE PARENTING TIME
- CAN CHILD SUPPORT IN A BANK ACCOUNT BE TAKEN BY A CREDITOR IN ARIZONA
- CAN A NON-PARENT SUE FOR CHILD SUPPORT REIMBURSEMENT IN ARIZONA
- ARIZONA CRIMINAL LAW FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT IS CONSTITUTIONAL
- PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER NON RESIDENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES TO MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- AFFIDAVIT OF CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- IS THE INCOME OF A SPOUSE INCLUDED WHEN CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED IN ARIZONA
- EQUITABLE DEFENSES TO FAMILY SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS IN ARIZONA
- LIMITATION FOR COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- THREE YEAR RULE AND CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- CALCULATING INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- RETROACTIVE MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- SUPPORT FOR DISABLED ADULT CHILDREN IN ARIZONA
- CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- NOTICE OF CHILD SUPPORT HEARING IN ARIZONA
- STANDARD OF PROOF TO ESTABLISH A WAIVER OF PAST CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- TIME LIMIT TO COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT THAT IS NOT IN THE DIVORCE DECREE IN ARIZONA
- DELAY COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT SEEKING CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- SISTER STATE’S RIGHT TO MODIFY AN ARIZONA SUPPORT RULING
- IS A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER VOID FOR NOT INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS OF A MINOR IN ARIZONA
- AUTHORITY TO HEAR A SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT CASE IN ARIZONA
- COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT WITH SPLIT CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IN ARIZONA
- PAYMENTS APPLY TO CHILD SUPPORT BEFORE ALIMONY IN ARIZONA
- OVERPAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CAN A LOAN BE INCLUDED IN A PARENT’S INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CHILD SUPPORT DEVIATION IN ARIZONA
- DRIVERS LICENSE RESTRICTION FOR UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- ENFORCE A FOREIGN COUNTRY’S CHILD SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- USE OF A SPOUSE’S INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- OBJECTION TO SUPPORT ARREARS IN A UIFSA DOMESTICATION IN ARIZONA
- MODIFY A FOREIGN COUNTRY SUPPORT ORDER IN ARIZONA
- UPWARD DEVIATION IN CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- TAKING CHILDREN’S SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IN ARIZONA
- WAIVER OF PAST CHILD SUPPORT BY AGREEMENT IN ARIZONA
- LEGAL METHODS OF COLLECTING CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- GIFT INCOME AND MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- REGISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ORDER FROM ANOTHER STATE IN ARIZONA
- WHEN CAN YOU MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- AZ CHILD SUPPORT NOT A PERCENTAGE OF INCOME
- EFFECT OF FILING AN AFFIDAVIT OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN ARIZONA
- DIVIDING MEDICAL EXPENSE IN AN ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT CASE
- ATTRIBUTING INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- CREDIT FOR DIRECT PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- EFFECT OF SPLIT CUSTODY ON CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA
- ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS
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