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 17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale, AZ 85255.