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Divorce, Child Custody And Child Support: What You Need To Know

A trusted family law firm known for our compassionate counsel, Ortega & Ortega, PLLC, is a great resource to turn to in the midst of both amicable and contentious divorces. We will assist you and answer your questions during the legal proceedings that surround child custody, child support and several other legal matters. During this difficult time, you can place your trust in our attorneys. Se habla español.

Determining What Is In The Best Interest Of The Child

Child custody can be an incredibly divisive issue; if both parents believe that they deserve sole custody, the result could be a long and drawn-out courtroom ordeal. We understand how easily a custody battle can rip a family apart, but we also know that children can come to great harm if the wrong parent is awarded sole custody. We seek to facilitate amicable custody arrangements whenever possible, but if this is not a viable approach, we will utilize the aggressive courtroom tactics needed to ensure that custody is given to the appropriate party. In cases involving joint custody, we can assist with the creation of a residential plan that both parents can abide by – and more importantly, a plan that meets the child’s needs.

In Arizona, a complex formula is used to determine how much each parent owes in child support. Ultimately, child support obligations depend on the amount of time parents spend with their children, as well as the income of each parent. Planning for the future can be difficult when child support hangs in the balance, but we can help you determine how much you can expect to pay or how much you will receive in child support.

If the couple is not married and is determining child support, fathers face a unique set of circumstances. Even if your name is on the birth certificate, paternity must be established. It is only then that a father will be financially and legally responsible for the child. We can help you get this process started so that you can move forward.

To Discuss Your Options, Call Today

Whether you require a lawyer for the collaborative process or zealous defense in litigation-based divorce proceedings, you can count on Ortega & Ortega, PLLC, to provide the high-quality legal service you desire. Call our office in Phoenix at 480-637-0907 to learn more about the various approaches to divorce you can take and how these approaches may prove beneficial in your unique situation.