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A Law Firm Helping You Advocate For The Financial Well-Being Of Your Children

Child support is an important matter that will affect the life of your child or children during an emotional divorce case. Both parents are required to financially provide for their child, which is the objective of child support. If you need assistance with a child support issue in the Phoenix metro area, contact my firm, Steven N. Cole, LLC. I bring nearly 30 years of legal experience to your case, and I’m ready to help you find a fair and sustainable resolution.

How Is Child Support Determined?

The court will order child support based on a variety of factors. The variables used when calculating child support include:

  • Each parent’s monthly gross income
  • Cost of supporting children
  • Spousal maintenance order
  • Cost of child care
  • Cost of medical insurance for the child
  • Parenting time schedule
  • Age of child

Whether you are involved in a contested divorce or uncontested divorce, it is important to obtain quality assistance from an experienced legal guide. I can help you fight for your rights if you feel that you are paying too much child support or receiving too little, or I can help you enforce child support orders when your former spouse neglects payment.

Child Support Awards Can Be Modified

In some cases, child support orders can be modified if a “substantial and continuing” change in either party’s circumstances exists. Following the petition to the court to make the modification, both parties will attend a conference with a conference officer to come to an agreement. That same day, the new decision will become a court order. In granting or denying the petition, the court may consider any factors relevant to each parent’s income or the financial needs of the children. I can help you make the strongest possible argument for why child support should be modified or kept as is, depending on your position.

Contact Steven N. Cole, LLC, For Highly Experienced Legal Guidance

If you need help with child support or any other family law issue, my firm offers representation backed by nearly 30 years of experience. You can take advantage of a free initial consultation by calling 480-674-5475, or by submitting an online contact form.