Family Law

Arizona Child Support Guidelines

Effective January 1, 2005

The current Arizona Child Support Guidelines  follow the Income Shares Model. This model was developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts. The total child support amount approximates the amount that would have been spent on the child(ren) if the parents and child(ren) were living together. Each parent contributes his/her proportionate share of the total child support amount.

Information regarding development of the guidelines, including economic data and assumptions upon which the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations is based, is contained in Policy Studies, Inc.'s reports, Review of the Arizona Child Support Schedule  and Findings From a Case File Review .

The Administrative Order adopting the Arizona Child Support Guidelines along with a PDF version of  the Guidelines can be found in Administrative Order No. 2004-29.

Strikeout version  of the Child Support Guidelines which shows the changes that were made and adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court.

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