Child support obligations are generally created through the execution of agreements or the issuing of judicial orders. An Arizona parent may be required to provide their child with monthly payments of support, and those payments may be directed to the child’s custodial parent for use.
Alimony is an important legal obligation that may begin when two Phoenix residents decide to divorce each other. The obligation binds one of the parties to provide the other with financial support, and in many cases that support is paid out each month as a regular and unchanging sum.
One of the toughest jobs that Phoenix parents may face when they decide to divorce is finding a way to help their children adjust to their new lives. Children often thrive in stable environments, and the stress of a divorce can throw their lives into chaos.
Children should not be made to suffer when their parents elect to end their marriages in divorce. Courts therefore take special care when they make decisions about where children should live, who may have contact with them, and how they will be financially supported once their parents’ relationships are over.