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FAQ - Child Support

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

How is child support determined in Arizona?

The current Arizona Child Support Guidelines follow the Income Shares Model. An income shares model is a model that takes into consideration the income of both parents. The guidelines allow for the children to be supported at the same level as when the parents and child were living together. Each parent contributes his or her proportionate share of the total child support amount. The Arizona Supreme Court and the self-service center also offer a free online child support calculator that may help you determine if a change in the child support amount is appropriate
•    Arizona statewide online child support calculator
•    Arizona  Child Support Guidelines