What Is The Standard Procedure to Modify Child Support in Arizona?
You may use the standard procedure to modify child support by filing a written petition with the court requesting a modification of child support if you can allege that a substantial and continuing change in circumstances has occurred since the date the court entered the prior child support order.
A substantial and continuing change in circumstances is presumed to exist when the proposed change results in a modification of the child support of at least 15% of the existing child support order. Most child support modifications arise from changes to the following factors:
- A raise or cut in the salary or other regular income of either parent;
- A change in custody of a child;
- Addition of health insurance or a change in the availability of health insurance coverage;
- The obligation of either parent to support other children
- Additional unexpected medical or educational expenses
- Other expenses for special needs of gifted or disabled children
- Other costs for court-ordered supervised visitation or supervised exchanges
- The increased cost of caring for the children
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Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about the standard procedure to modify child support in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about child support laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a modification of child support case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.