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Question: I spent over 10 years in prison and havent had any luck with work, how can the state of az hold me responsible for back child support for children if the incarceration was imposed under mandatory sentencing and no provision was adopted too offset me being charged child support and fees and interest during the incarceration?

Answer:

The following is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  To determine how the law applies to your specific situation, you may want to consider consulting an attorney directly http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=2&articleid=129.

Arizona allows parents who have been incarcerated to request a modification of their child support orders, including whether to suspend the order until the parent has been released from incarceration http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocse/realistic_child_support_orders_for_incarcerated_parents.pdf.  This request is made by the incarcerated parent; it is his or her responsibility to request the modification. 

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  • I spent over 10 years in prison and havent had any luck with work, how can the state of az hold me responsible for back child support for children if the incarceration was imposed under mandatory sentencing and no provision was adopted too offset me being charged child support and fees and interest during the incarceration?

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