Child Support Lawyer. Although child support in Tucson, Arizona is calculated based on an income-shares approach and the use of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines, circumstances often exist that may make a guideline award of unreasonable or unfair.
There is also a rebuttable presumption that a parent can be gainfully employed on a full-time basis, at least at the minimum wage level. If a parent is unemployed, potential income may be imputed unless that parent can show that he/she is not voluntarily unemployed or underemployed. In determining potential income, situations, where one parent is self-employed or has been a stay-at-home parent, require a more nuanced approach. Our child support lawyers will help you figure out the next step.
As child support lawyers, we also represent parents in cases involving the modification of a previously established child support order. Whether a parent's increase or decrease in income warrants a modification depends on whether the parent requesting the modification can demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. There are also situations where a parent's time with his/her child will increase or decrease. Any time there is a modification in the parents' parenting time arrangement, child support needs to be reconsidered.
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