Child Support Calculator - Resources



The Administrative Office of the Courts has posted statewide guidelines for parenting time during the COVID-19 pandemic. / (La Oficina Administrativa de los Tribunales ha publicado una versión en español de las directrices de régimen de visitas a nivel estatal durante la pandemia del COVID-19.) 


DISCLAIMER
The purpose of this calculator is informational and educational only and does not constitute legal advice. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. The amount yielded by this calculator is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. 

After selecting the child support calculator you will use for your child support calculation, gather the information listed below, if applicable to your case.
  • Children’s names and dates of birth.
  • Gross income of both parents.
  • Spousal maintenance paid or received by either parent.
  • Court-ordered child support for children of other relationships.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance costs for children only.
  • Extra education expenses paid.
  • Extraordinary child expenses paid.
  • Parenting time days per year, if not equal parenting time.
  • Court-ordered arrears paid by the noncustodial parent.
The following agencies provide assistance with child support issues:
A.R.S. § 46-441 states "[p]ayment of any money directly to an obligee or to any person other than the Support Payment Clearinghouse will not be credited against the support obligation, unless the direct payments were ordered by the court or made pursuant to a written support agreement by the parties."
  • Title IV-D cases: If you have a IV-D child support case with the DCSS, please visit www.azdes.gov/dcss. If the DCSS becomes involved with the enforcement of your court ordered support, you will be required to make your payments to the Arizona Centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU), the Arizona Support Payment Clearinghouse, which is the collection and disbursement unit for processing child support and maintenance payments. Federal law requires each state to operate a SDU.
  • Non IV-D cases: If you have a child support case in the superior court not being enforced by DCSS, contact your local Clerk of the Superior Court, or in Maricopa County, visit Family Support Services.