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Posts tagged "Child Support"

Can Child Support Arrears Be Discharged by Bankruptcy?

Too often we see instances of a parent who owes past due child support. Some prefer to look at it as a "missed payment" (or missed payments) while others simply see it as an obligation they couldn't meet during certain months, but when court ordered child support is not paid, this is not an issue that is easily dismissed. In many cases, the missed payment or two quickly snowballs into a major debt. This is the point at which parents behind on their child support start hearing phrases like "child support arrears" and "enforcement of the court order." Rather than go through the family court, some in this situation may consider solving their problem through bankruptcy. They assume that if they feel that they can't afford to pay their child support payments, any arrearage will be able to discharged along with the rest of their debt through the bankruptcy process. This is a delusion that may cause parents behind on their child support payments to fall even more behind.

Can Text Messages Be Subpoenaed for Divorce in Arizona?

Getting divorced in Arizona is fairly simple, especially if both of you agree that you need to go through with the marriage dissolution. Arizona is a no-fault state, which means you don't have to prove one party or the other is responsible for the end of the marriage.

Divorce worries: Cost vs. Loss

Out of all the things that one must worry about in relation to a divorce, cost is the highest ranked. Yes, that's right, cost. A recent survey performed by Avvo, a legal website, surveyed approximately 900 people and discovered that the cost of a divorce was the biggest worry among the couples involved.


While you were never married to your children's other parent, you may have only recently decided to break up with him or her, thus placing you in a position that is sort of like being divorced, but not. When your ex warned you that he or she was going to sue you for custody, you knew the months ahead were likely going to be quite stressful. Fighting a child custody battle as a single parent can be quite challenging.

Divorce Do's & Don'ts

The following is a list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" which, if followed, will save you from a lot of headaches in the future. Because you are already reading this website, you are well on your way to making an informed and educated decision regarding your Divorce in Arizona or other Family Law matters. Now take the next step and call Steven E. Sufrin to set up a free initial consultation today!