Topics in Family Law
In Arizona, child support is determined using the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. At first glance, the Guidelines can appear daunting in their 31-page glory (you can read them here). We have attempted to simplify the concept behind the Guidelines for you here.
Arizona is one of 8 community property states in the nation. So what does this mean?
Lately, I have had cause to spend a significant amount of time reviewing the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”, formerly known as "Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act"), and it occurred to me how little I know about the Act and perhaps how little other members of the public know about the Act.
In Arizona, there is no magic age at which a child can choose which parent he or she wants to live with. Rather, the Court will determine whether the child is of suitable age and maturity (generally in his or her pre-teens and teens) for the Court to consider his or her opinions and concerns regarding parenting time and legal decision-making.