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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.

My ex-spouse has remarried and has another family to support. How will this affect the support that my children are due?

Even though the noncustodial parent has a second family, responsibility to the first family is not eliminated. The court may grant a reduction in the obligation to the first family based on the obligation of the noncustodial parent to the natural children born into the second marriage. If this should happen, you would be notified ahead of time and given the opportunity to contest the proposed change. Other factors that could lower the support order include change of employment, lack of steady employment, the poor health of the noncustodial parent, or the decreased earning ability of the noncustodial parent.

Response provided by the Department of Child Support Services