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Follow these steps to request a child support modification

Paying child support is important, as this gives you the opportunity to provide for your child after your divorce. Unfortunately, there may come a time when your financial circumstances change, thus impacting your ability to make regular payments in full.

Why you should take notes about time with your children

In an Arizona child custody dispute, one of the most important considerations of a family court will be the determination of which parent served as the primary caretaker of the children. In most cases, this parent will be the one who the courts prefer to take over childcare duties after the divorce. Sometimes, however, both parents served as primary caretakers, and in this case, they may have equal custody rights under the law.

How to frame your request for a parenting plan modification

One thing to count on in life is that things will change. If you've been through a divorce -- and you have children -- then you understand more than most that life can take a 180-degree turn. For this reason, when you create a parenting plan in your divorce -- or when a judge creates one for you -- even though the plan must be followed, the plan is not immutable. In other words, you may be able to modify or adjust the plan if it's required.

How do you answer a divorce petition?

A divorce begins with the filing of the divorce petition by one party. Next, the petition will be served on the other party. Finally, the other party will have the right to respond with an answer. In most cases, the other party has approximately 30 days to submit the answer.

Strategies to protect your credit score during a divorce

Payment histories and how much debt you currently hold are the most important factors that could alter your credit score. Since a divorce can result in added expenses, it's important to watch these two factors as they apply to the amount of credit card and other debt you're currently holding.

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  • State Bar of Arizona
  • ABA | American bar Association | Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice
  • Oregon State bar
  • NACBA | National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • NACA | National Association of Consumer Advocates
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