It’s Important That Support Payments Are Fair To Both Parties
The most serious disputes in a divorce involve either children or money. In these situations, it is best to have an experienced attorney on your side guiding you through the process of establishing a child support or spousal support order. Turn to the Law Office of Michael A. Johnson, P.C. the guidance you need to find a fair solution.
Establishing Support For Your Child Is Critical
In Arizona, child support is determined by the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines take into consideration the following:
- Gross monthly income of the parents
- Medical insurance premiums
- Day care/after-school costs
- Parenting time
- Extraordinary costs (needs of a disabled child or educational costs)
It is best to have an experienced lawyer guide you through this process. A less experienced attorney or individuals who attempt to proceed without representation might miss factors or miscalculate variables eventually costing them thousands of dollars and potentially affecting their child’s well-being.
Receiving Or Paying Spousal Maintenance Will Affect Your Future
As opposed to the calculation of child support, the determination of spousal support is at the discretion of the judge. Some of the factors the court considers include:
- Accurate income of both parties through subpoenaed earnings statements
- Labor market analysis of his or her earning capability
- Ability to work or retrain for a new career
- Contributions or sacrifices made during the marriage
- Length of the marriage
- Ability of a spouse to pay spousal maintenance
Over the course of a marriage, if one spouse supported another’s education or military relocation, this can translate into monetary value in the divorce. In these situations, it is possible to argue that the supportive spouse did not have the opportunity to develop a career. Many times, we can get rehabilitative support to finance a spouse’s return to school to prepare for a new career. To support this goal, Michael A. Johnson will investigate financial records to thoroughly prepare. It is important to get an accurate picture of a family’s finances to ensure a fair outcome.
Don’t Wait Any Longer To Get Answers
It’s not just about money; it’s about your well-being after the divorce. To schedule a consultation with the Law Office of Michael A. Johnson, P.C., call 520-834-8932