Child Support

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Question: I got divorced about a year ago now and my ex got me for child support since she was paying the insurance for the kids. We have 4 kids together but only 1 of them qualified for support. Now a year later I have tried to contact my kids and see them and help as much as I can as well as I even put all 4 of my kids under my insurance. Now I am expecting a new baby within the month and none of my kids want to talk or see me. I still pay their insurance and try to talk with them. I need information on Child Support.

Answer: Your question does not state the ages of your children, but it does say that only 1 is qualified for support.  Is that determination based on the ages of the children?  If you look on the website for Superior Court of Arizona www.azcourts.gov and select the county where you live, you will find a box labeled "self-help" center.  Click on that box, go to the family law section, click on that and look for child support.  There you will find forms and instructions, including a worksheet to determine reasonable child support.  If this does not help, you may need to talk with a lawyer.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75.00 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Pima County Bar Association have lawyer referral services that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $40.00. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultation for a fee of $35.00.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.

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  • I got divorced about a year ago now and my ex got me for child support since she was paying the insurance for the kids. We have 4 kids together but only 1 of them qualified for support. Now a year later I have tried to contact my kids and see them and help as much as I can as well as I even put all 4 of my kids under my insurance. Now I am expecting a new baby within the month and none of my kids want to talk or see me. I still pay their insurance and try to talk with them. I need information on Child Support.

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