Spousal Maintenance & Child Support
It is no secret that spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support are often the cause of bitter disputes during a divorce. In the current economy, financial issues have become even more important to all parties. That is why it is best to work with an experienced divorce attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
We have been helping people with divorce, spousal maintenance and child support for many years. You can rely on our knowledge and experience during your divorce or custody case. Whether you are seeking or contesting support orders, we can help you with initial orders, modifications, and enforcement/contempt. For an initial consultation with a Mesa spousal support lawyer, please call 480-300-5354 or send us an email.
Spousal maintenance is granted on a case-by-case basis. There is no statutory formula; however, the court considers the following factors:
- The length of the marriage
- The income and earning capabilities and history of each party
- The needs of each party
- The standard to which both spouses have become accustomed to living during the marriage
- The Arizona Child Support Guidelines were recently updated by the Arizona Supreme Court
- The current statutory formula for calculating child support is based on the following
- The income and earning capabilities of each party
- The custody and parenting time agreement/order
- Whether spousal maintenance is awarded
- Expenses such as medical insurance and child care
- The ages of the children
Other special circumstances: Marital fault is not considered in the determination of spousal maintenance or child support.
We can help you interpret the laws as they apply to your case. Please call our office at 480-300-5354 to schedule an appointment.