No one marries with the end in mind but, unfortunately, not all marriages work. These days in Arizona and across America, half of all married couples end up divorcing. Marriages end for a myriad of reasons, but regardless of reasons, separating from a long-time spouse can be incredibly difficult. Celebrities are constantly under the spotlight and are often held to a higher standard. However, they too suffer the pitfalls of divorce.
Parents who fight for sole custody of their kids in a divorce often do both themselves and their children a disservice by attempting to limit the other parent's access to the children. While there certainly can be legitimate reasons to restrict parental access, e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence or neglect, for the most part, children thrive when they spend quality time with both of their parents.
Every state in the country, including Arizona, has laws in place to help meet the economic needs of children whose parents have separated. These child support laws were established to ensure that families are cared for, but these laws only work if they are followed. Unfortunately, when a parent neglects to pay child support, it is the children who suffer. Despite the stringent penalties for failing to pay child support, modern-day America has seen a rise in this upsetting trend.
The end of a marriage is often a very unsettling and scary time. The thought of going through life alone can induce fear, crippling anxiety and, often, depression. For those in Arizona who are going through divorce for the fist time, there are so many unknowns, and its only human to fear the unknown. Knowledge is a great way release the chains of fear.
When parents decide to split up or end a marriage, they are still obligated to support and provide for their children who have not yet reached the age of majority. In Arizona, child support laws were established to ensure that the economic needs of children are met. Most often, the noncustodial parent is required to make child support payments each month to the custodial parent. Failure to pay or abide by these laws can mean harsh punishment that includes months of jail time.