Child Support Enforcement in an Arizona Divorce Takes Experience, Says Divorce Attorneys at Family Law Firm Corso Law Group

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Collecting back child support can become a complicated matter that requires legal expertise, according to the experienced Arizona family law attorneys at Corso Law Group, who know that having an attorney well-versed in family law is essential in any Arizona divorce case.

Support enforcement in Arizona most often refers to child support payments owed by one parent (the obligor) to the other parent (the obligee). However, Arizona’s support payment enforcement process can also be applied to other types of owed support (known as arrearage), including insurance coverage, medical costs, spousal maintenance, reimbursement of public assistance, and interest.

The department of support enforcement is a division of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), which has several methods for enforcing child and spousal support payments.

“The question of child support or spousal support enforcement is often one of the most difficult issues people face when they are involved in divorce or legal separation proceedings,” said Christopher P. Corso, founding partner of Corso Law Group. “It’s important to arm yourself with a divorce lawyer who will fight for your rights.”

The financial obligation set by the court must be met each month. When a parent (obligor) falls behind in child support or spousal support payments, a series of state-mandated enforcements, under Chapter 5, Title 25, of the Arizona Revised Statutes, may be used to ensure that the scheduled payments are met.

Enforcement used by the Arizona court system include the following:

  • Support payments made through the Department of Economic Security (DES)
  • When a support check has bounced, the DES requires payment in cash or cashier’s check
  • Back support owed is added to current payments. Depending on the amount owed, the total may be divided and paid back over time.
  • Wage garnishment or wage assignment (support payments taken directly from payroll checks)
  • Court-mandated security or bonds provided by the obligor to ensure payment
  • The Child Support Evader Program
  • Warrants for arrest

Regardless of the situation, the family law attorneys at Corso Law Group pride themselves on being both professional and caring advocates for their clients. They recognize the importance of not only professional representation, but also the need for compassion and understanding with their clients, stressing honesty and communication throughout the process.

“As a rule, we stress both a personal touch with all of our clients and a commitment to delivering the fairest results,” Corso said. “Our approach to practicing law begins and ends with making sure each and every client receives the most professional representation possible.”

In addition to child support enforcement cases, the experienced attorneys at Corso Law Group handle all types of Arizona family law cases, including Arizona divorce issues such as child custody, spousal support, alimony disputes, divorce mediation, hidden asset issues and visitation rights.

The experienced family law attorneys at Corso Law Group serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.

To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.crfamilylaw.com or call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.

Thanksgiving Weekend Deadliest Holiday for DUIs, Says Arizona DUI Lawyers Corso Law Group

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday of the year when it comes to drunk driving, according to Corso Law Group.

“Many people assume that New Year’s Eve is responsible for the most drunk-driving deaths,” said Christopher P. Corso of Corso Law Group. “But that assumption is wrong. Each year Thanksgiving Day accounts for more fatalities related to DUIs than any other holiday.”

According to a 2009 Forbes magazine study, an average of 401 people die each year on New Year’s Day, the fifth worst holiday for drunk driving. The worst is Thanksgiving, with an average of 567 deaths each year.

Corso believes many people let their guard down on Thanksgiving, with the day-long festivities encouraging them to not only drink more, but assume that they haven’t had as much to drink.

“And then, of course, they get in their car and drive home,” he said.

Corso knows from experience the Arizona DUI arrests that can arise during the Thanksgiving weekend. He previously prosecuted DUIs, DWIs and OUIs for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Combined, Corso Law Group have handled more than 15,000 DUI cases as prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Arizona law requires that any person found guilty of drinking and driving (even a first offense) serve jail time. And DUI convictions can also include extensive fines up to $2,500, suspension of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock device – even for first offenders.

“DUI is a serious offense and something that no person should take lightly,” Corso said. “When you’re armed with the facts, it makes it even more vital that you have a designated driver if you plan on drinking – even on Thanksgiving.”

In addition to DUIs and DWIs, Corso Law Group handles a myriad of criminal cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

The Arizona DUI attorneys at Corso Law Group do everything in their power to protect defendant’s families and advocate for their rights. They have the experience and expertise to deal with DUI charges in Arizona and will fight to get the charges dismissed and preserve their family.

Every DUI defense case in Arizona is different, however, and the outcome is dependent upon the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the DUI charges, which makes having an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney even more important.

Corso Law Group has quickly built a reputation for its vigorous defense of clients, using its lawyers’ previous experience with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and other prosecutorial agencies to assist its clients with their criminal defense cases.

In addition to DUI defense, Corso Law Group handles all criminal defense cases, including domestic violence defense, possession of drugs, felony drug charges, photo radar, criminal speeding, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

The experienced Arizona DUI lawyers at Corso Law Group serve clients throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.

To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsolawgroup.com or call (480) 471-4616. Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.