Sorting Through the Child Custody and Support Process
Figuring out child support and custody are important steps in making sure the needs of your children are put first when you and your spouse are divorcing, or you are separating as a couple. Having an experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the often confusing process of determining child support, custody and parenting time.
In Arizona, a judge will determine how much a parent must pay in child support using a formula. But there are exceptions to the court-ordered formula that can make an accurate determination of child support complicated. Factors such as income, Social Security or disability benefits, cost of medical insurance, as well as daycare and educational expenses, can impact how much child support you will either receive or have to pay. At Baybik Law Group, P.C., in Scottsdale, Erena Baybik is a skilled attorney who will help you put the best interests of your children at the helm of child support and custody decisions. Call her at 480-359-4119 to schedule an appointment to learn more.
A Parenting Plan That Works For You
As part of your divorce or separation process, you will be required to sign a parenting plan if you agree to joint custody. This parenting plan includes the following:
A residential plan (physical custody schedule)
Provisions for how parents will be involved in caring for the child and how big decisions like education and health care will be made
A statement that both parties understand joint custody may not necessarily mean equal parenting time
A method for resolving or mediating disputes
A stipulation for the occasional review of the parenting plan
This parenting plan is reviewed by the court and included in the final decree for dissolution of marriage. While the state requires the parent who does not have physical custody to have ongoing contact with the child, there are cases in which this is not enforced. Limitations may be necessary if there is a threat to the child’s moral, emotional, mental or physical health, like domestic violence, for example.
Parenting plans can be difficult to complete on your own without experienced legal counsel. Attorney Erena Baybik understands the nuances of Arizona’s custody statutes. She stays current with emerging case law that could affect your family’s circumstances. She will help you negotiate or litigate when necessary to develop a parenting plan that is right for your family.
Learn More About How We Can Help You
Working through child custody and support issues can be complex and emotional. The goal at the end of the day is to keep the child’s needs at the forefront of all discussions. Erena Baybik has the experience and knowledge to help you. Call 480-359-4119 or email Baybik Law Group to set up an appointment to learn more about how we can assist you.
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