Child Support

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Question: I have two kids with my ex girlfriend. We are no longer together. I make a transfer each week to her account in the same amount. We never went to court. Would she be able to say that this wasnt child support money when we do go to court?

Answer:

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

Should the parent ordered to pay child support make payments directly to the other parent?
No. If the parent does not send payments through the Support Payment Clearinghouse, the court may consider those payments as "gifts" and may not credit those payments toward the child support obligation. A permanent record is provided by the Support Payment Clearinghouse if a dispute arises later.

Child Support Child Support is determined by the court in order to ensure that the decision is in the best interest of the children. A Child Support Order is a written order from the court (a third party) which determines which parents pays support, the amount of the support, how often payments must be made and who receives support payments. Although the court may honor your arrangement, Child Support is ultimately determined by the Superior Court, not the parents.

To find out how the law applies to your specific situation, you may want to consult with an attorney directly.

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  • I have two kids with my ex girlfriend. We are no longer together. I make a transfer each week to her account in the same amount. We never went to court. Would she be able to say that this wasnt child support money when we do go to court?

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