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Child Support Guidelines

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. The Supreme Court adopts the child support guidelines in Administrative Orders (AOs).


CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES BASICS     HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION

 
New child support guidelines are available, effective January 1, 2022. The next quadrennial review is set to begin in January 2024.
 
CURRENT ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
(Effective January 1, 2022)
Child Support Guidelines Committee Reports and Findings Administrative Orders (AOs)

2022 Arizona Child Support Guidelines
(Effective January 1, 2022)

2021 - Final Report and Recommendations from FCIC's Child Support Guidelines Review Subcommittee

2021 - Findings from the Analysis of Case File Data and Updating the Child Support Schedule
Adopted by AO 2021-56

Revised by AO 2021-131, AO 2021-149, AO 2022-116
 
PREVIOUS ARIZONA CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
Child Support Guidelines Committee Reports and Findings
2018 Arizona Child Support Guidelines
(Effective April 1, 2018)
2017 - Final Report and Recommendations from the Committee for an Interim Review of the Child Support Guidelines

2017 - Preliminary Report and Recommendations from the Committee for an Interim Review of the Child Support Guidelines
2015 Arizona Child Support Guidelines
(Effective July 1, 2015)
2014 - Economic Review of the Arizona Child Support Schedule

2014 - Arizona Findings from Case File Data
 
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