Besides child custody, child support amounts and which spouse must pay them are the most commonly contentious issues in Arizona divorces. Typically, the courts require the parent with the lower amount of parenting time to pay child support to the parent with the greater amount of parenting time.
Child visitation and support are two separate issues in the court’s eyes, although parents sometimes withhold one to gain the other. If the custodial parent of your children is keeping you from seeing your children, ceasing child support is not the best way to resolve the problem.
Every state in the U.S. has guidelines for use in determining the amount of child support paid by parents to aid in the upbringing of their children, and Arizona is no exception.
Although parentage is generally addressed for the purposes of providing financial support for a child, it is so much more in the life of a child. Parentage is the establishment of a legal relationship between a father and child to provide basic emotional, social, and economic ties.