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Offering Support in Child Support Matters

While many think "deadbeat dads" is a pejorative term for fathers who refuse to pay child support, it's actually in the legal code of many states. However, it is misunderstood and has been misapplied, referring to everyone who falls behind on their child support payments. While there are many who do refuse to pay child support when they have the means to do so, there are many more who simply are not able to due to life's circumstances. Dorris Law Group offers compassionate and support divorce and family law services in the Tucson area. Our team has years of experience of helping couples navigate the complex legal system of divorce, property division, legal separation, alimony, and child support. Truly, only a professional divorce and family lawyer can guide you through this process. Call us for a free consultation today!

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STEPS TO COLLECTING ON UNPAID CHILD SUPPORT IN ARIZONA

  • Hire a top-rated divorce and family law attorney
  • A non-paying parent can face jail time if found in contempt of court
  • To be found in contempt of court, the parent must have had knowledge of the order to pay child support, had the ability to pay, and refused to do so
  • File a Petition for Contempt
  • An Order to Appear will be filed
  • Both the Petition for Contempt and the Order to Appear must be presented to the parent
  • An arrest warrant can be issued after these steps are taken

The state of Arizona takes a very strict stance on unpaid child support. In 2016, Arizona initiated the Deadbeat Parent Initiative which aims to shame deadbeat parents into paying child support by posting their names, pictures, and the amount they owe on social media and the Department of Economic Secruity's website. This move has seen great success.

In 2017, Arizona passed legislation to allow at least a parent who is six months or more behind on child support to have their driver's license partially suspended or denied. This places  restrictions on where the parent can travel, but it still allows deadbeat parents the ability to still get to and from work so they can earn money to pay what they owe.

Any parent can be deadbeat, not just dads, but because the vast majority of those who owe child support and refuse to pay are men, the term has stuck

Offering Support in Child Support Matters

While many think "deadbeat dads" is a pejorative term for fathers who refuse to pay child support, it's actually in the legal code of many states. However, it is misunderstood and has been misapplied, referring to everyone who falls behind on their child support payments. While there are many who do refuse to pay child support when they have the means to do so, there are many more who simply are not able to due to life's circumstances. Dorris Law Group offers compassionate and support divorce and family law services in the Tucson area. Our team has years of experience of helping couples navigate the complex legal system of divorce, property division, legal separation, alimony, and child support. Truly, only a professional divorce and family lawyer can guide you through this process. Call us for a free consultation today!

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