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Child support program offers help to those behind on payments

For parents in Arizona and across the nation, the needs of children are a primary concern. When parents separate, a shock is often felt as two incomes are suddenly reduced to one. To offset this loss, child support laws were established in all states. Unfortunately, sometimes the noncustodial parent cannot make child support payments, which can eventually result in jail time. Instead of throwing offenders in jail, one state uses a program to help those behind on payments.

Tips for fathers going through divorce

It's estimated that about half of all marriages in the United States end in separation. Those going through this experience can be left emotionally and psychologically devastated. Social stereotypes often portray men as being the emotionally stronger sex, but this is not always the case. Fathers going through divorce may find themselves struggling and in need of support, but reluctant to seek help. The following advice could be helpful for fathers in Arizona going through the divorce process.

Protect your ability to retire after an Arizona divorce

Getting divorced often has a serious financial impact on both you and your spouse. There are certain steps you can take to protect your finances and many factors you need to consider to minimize the financial impact of your divorce. One of the areas that is most often significantly changed in a divorce is your retirement fund.

States now offer programs to help with child support payments

These days, it often takes the income of both parents to make sure the needs of the family are met. However, when parents separate, the household income can plummet and that can ultimately lead to the children going without basic necessities such as clothing or health care. Fortunately, Arizona has established a system of child support to ensure that the economic needs of children are met when parents split. Noncustodial parents who neglect child support payments can face hefty penalties such as driver's license suspension and even jail time. Most states offer some leniency when certain circumstances prevent parents from making child support payments.

Helpful tips for adjusting to life after divorce

It's common knowledge that the end of a marriage can be one of life's most difficult challenges. Separating from a long-time partner is a huge change and definitely takes some getting used to. Every divorce is different, but common themes in most separations are the difficulties that come with adjusting to the drastic lifestyle changes. What follows are a few tips that could help Arizona citizens during this transitional period.

Parents should work together to avoid child custody disputes

The primary concern for most parents in Arizona is the well-being of their children. Because of this, child custody can be a big area of disagreement when parents decide to go their separate ways. It is not uncommon for lengthy child custody battles to be ignited over very minor disagreements. When parents are at odds in a viscous custody battle, the children suffer the most. To serve the best interests of the children and relieve any stress that children may have due to this situation, parents should always cooperate and work to resolve differences.

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