Child Support

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Question: Im married and can't afford a divorce right now. But if I get legally seperated can I file for child support?

Answer:

You may want to review the article on this site about Child Support in Arizona. That article states: 

When does the court order child support? If a parent requests, the court may order child support when:

  • Married couples are divorcing or separating.
  • Unmarried parents are breaking up or separating.
  • An unmarried parent who has never lived with the other parent requests child support.

Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) contains the laws about families in Arizona (including divorce, separation and child support). The statutes on divorce (listed in the statutes as "dissolution of marriage") begin at A.R.S. § 25-311. The statutes on separation are listed within the same section as dissolution of marriage and begin at A.R.S. § 25-313.

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