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Child Support & Family Law Information

The Arizona Child Support Guidelines are used to calculate the support amount and follow the Income Shares Model. The model was developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts. Both parents' incomes are used to calculate the amount of child support that one parent will pay to the other household to financially support the children.



 

The Child Support Calculator is an interactive program that will calculate a child support amount based on the Arizona Child Support Guidelines that are in effect at the time the action is filed. The parties may agree to use either the guidelines in effect at the time of filing the action or those in effect at the time the order is entered.

  The Arizona Child Support Guidelines are used to calculate the support amount and follow the Income Shares Model. The model was developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts. Both parents' incomes are used to calculate the amount of child support that one parent will pay to the other household to financially support the children.
  State and federal laws require states to review their child support guidelines every four years. Reviewing the guidelines involves a third-party expert to analyze the randomly selected case files and to update the schedule that is the backbone of the support calculator. Arizona has completed the initial steps of the mandatory review. The expert’s analysis and review has resulted in the development of two reports:

SELF-SERVICE CENTER FORMS

INCOME WITHHOLDING ORDER (IWO)






  Parent education information for new divorcing parents of minor children and unmarried parents with custody access disputes.
  *Effective July 24, 2014, the statutory authorities enabling these legislative committees have been repealed pursuant to HB2437, signed by the Governor on April 24, 2014. Although these committees are no longer scheduled to meet, prior agendas and meeting materials may still be accessed.