DES Division of Child Support Enforcement - Phoenix Profile

Has programs that locate absent parents, establish paternity, establish and enforce orders, and collect child support payments.

Address
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602) 252-4045
Website: https://www.azdes.gov/az_child_support/

QUESTIONS

  • I have a 10 yr old son. His father's name isn't on birth certificate. He has not helped at all. I started to take him for child support but that fell through. I really don't want him involved in his life. He shows no concerns of my son's welfare. My question is can I change my son's last name (his father's)to mine without going through the courts in establishing him being his father? We were never married. His last contact with him was over 4 yrs ago. There is nothing that's been done through the courts. I also want my fiance to be able to adopt him (they want that too)
  • Please explain what the alpha designators mean in Case Numbers. Example:J-1102-CR-200500311. They begin with J-,M-,etc. Thank you.
  • My daughter's apartment got on firer by the other apartment works done in the same building. Therefore she has moving around from places to places for at least 6 times and still paying the same rent. The landlord cant give her a definite day for her to move back and keep avoiding to talk to her with this issue. It has being more then a month now. What can she do?? Please advise!!
  • Can I take a leave of absence for a school year (I'm a teacher) to take care of my father according to FMLA?
  • What is the procedure for obtaining a Legal Separation with Spousal Support to pay bills.
  • My boyfriend and I and out 8 year old son are currently renting a house from my boyfriends grandmother. We moved in to the house in may. There was never a written rental agreement but we are paying her cash every month for rent. We have all the utilities in our name, and our mail comes here. Long story short she came to our house, stole our dog and we had her arrested. She is now threatening to evict us (we are looking to move anyways now) but wants us out asap. We have been here been in the house 8 months. Would she have to go through the courts for eviction?
  • I think I am being scammed. I received a letter from a previous business firm with a demand to pay. There is no account number, no return address and no signature on the abnormal letter head. How can I tell?
  • I am a property/apartment owner I recently had my onsite property manager show a vacant apt. to some interested people shortly after they people looked at the apt they without any application or lease somehow moved thier belongings into the apt have paid no money no lease signing etc. and are participating in criminal behavior etc. but are refusing to leave the apt I live out of state but property manager has on several occasions tried to contact these people telling them to leave etc. but they so far refuse what do I do to get these people out of this apartment?
  • If I am no longer going to be in the tental business can i evict the tenants
  • If I have sole custody of my daughters and my ex husband has standard visitation only but is over $5000 behind child support and is not upholding the divorce agreement (not paying child care,medical insurance or bills ect.) Do i have to allow him his visitation?

STORIES

  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .

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