Family Law Issues

Family Law Issues

Are you going through a divorce and are now experiencing family law issues? Three of the most contentious issues that Phoenix divorce lawyers address are spousal support, child support, and child custody. They can make divorce very difficult. Having children join you on the journey of splitting up can be hard. Here’s some basic information about each of those issues.

Family Law Issues | Spousal Support

Spousal support, also referred to as spousal maintenance or alimony, can be awarded to either the husband or the wife if the requestor can prove to the court that the money is needed for them to meet their financial obligations. Spousal support can also be awarded in legal separations, too. The court will consider several factors before deciding that alimony should be awarded.

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Family Law Issues | Child Support

If you and your spouse have minor children together, child support will be another issue. Child support is a federal right of the minor child(ren). However, if the two of you agree on an amount (or agree to no child support), the judge may consider granting your request. Your Phoenix divorce lawyer can walk you through the child support guidelines established by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Family Law Issues | Child Custody

The court will look at the best interest of the minor child(ren) when determining child custody. It is certainly helpful if you and your spouse can get along and co-parent. Considerations for custody include sole custody, joint legal and physical custody, and primary physical custody being awarded to one parent while both parents get input on decisions. The court will consider many factors when making a decision related to child custody or agreeing to a proposed custody plan developed by both parties.

If you want a strong and dedicated attorney for your family law issues, please call our Phoenix office today for a free consultation.

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