Legally Stopping Child Support
As you go through a divorce or child custody proceeding and embark on your life afterward, it is crucial to make sure that your children still receive support for basic needs and care. But it is just as important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to ensure that you follow all proper procedures when the time comes to end your official child support obligations.
At The Baker Law Firm, LLC in Phoenix, our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the child support guidelines in Arizona. We can help you learn about your rights as you stop child support and make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities going forward.
The Emancipation Date and Stopping Child Support
The emancipation order will identify a stop date for child support payments, but it is important to note that this will not happen automatically as the date arrives. If your payments are made through wage garnishments, you are responsible for making sure the money is no longer garnished from your paychecks. Also, you must file a petition with the court about your intention to terminate child support payments.
It is a good idea to seek the advice of an attorney as you go through this process to protect your rights. If you have been overpaying, an attorney can help you recoup that money and resolve other outstanding child support issues to prevent future problems.
Contact The Baker Law Firm, LLC
We are committed to providing outstanding representation to parents in child support cases. Contact us to arrange an initial consultation with a skilled family law attorney.