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 are able to allege that a substantial and continuing change in circumstances has occurred since the date the prior child support order was entered by the court.
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% from the existing child support order. Most child support modifications result 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;
- Obligation of either parent to support other children;
- Additional unexpected medical or educational expenses;
- Additional expenses for special needs of gifted or handicapped children;
- Additional expenses for court-ordered supervised visitation or supervised exchanges;
- Increased cost in caring for the children;
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