Child Support Enforcement in an Arizona Divorce Takes Experience, Says
Divorce Attorneys at Family Law Firm Corso & Rhude
Collecting back child support can become a complicated matter that
requires legal expertise, according to the experienced Arizona family law
attorneys at Corso & Rhude, who know that having an attorney well-versed
in family law is essential in any Arizona divorce case.
Scottsdale, AZ, USA, April 05, 2013 -- Collecting back child support can
become a complicated matter that requires legal expertise, according to
the experienced Arizona family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude, who know
that having an attorney well-versed in family law is essential in any
Arizona divorce case.
Support enforcement in Arizona most often refers to child support
payments owed by one parent (the obligor) to the other parent (the
obligee). However, Arizona’s support payment enforcement process can also
be applied to other types of owed support (known as arrearage), including
insurance coverage, medical costs, spousal maintenance, reimbursement of
public assistance, and interest.
The department of support enforcement is a division of the Arizona
Department of Economic Security (DES), which has several methods for
enforcing child and spousal support payments.
“The question of child support or spousal support enforcement is often
one of the most difficult issues people face when they are involved in
divorce or legal separation proceedings,” said John Rhude, founding
partner of Corso & Rhude. “It’s important to arm yourself with a divorce
lawyer who will fight for your rights.”
The financial obligation set by the court must be met each month. When a
parent (obligor) falls behind in child support or spousal support
payments, a series of state-mandated enforcements, under Chapter 5, Title
25, of the Arizona Revised Statutes, may be used to ensure that the
scheduled payments are met.
Enforcement used by the Arizona court system include the following:
Support payments made through the Department of Economic Security (DES)
When a support check has bounced, the DES requires payment in cash or
Back support owed is added to current payments. Depending on the amount
owed, the total may be divided and paid back over time.
Wage garnishment or wage assignment (support payments taken directly from
Court-mandated security or bonds provided by the obligor to ensure
The Child Support Evader Program
Warrants for arrest
Regardless of the situation, the family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude
pride themselves on being both professional and caring advocates for
their clients. They recognize the importance of not only professional
representation, but also the need for compassion and understanding with
their clients, stressing honesty and communication throughout the
“As a rule, we stress both a personal touch with all of our clients and a
commitment to delivering the fairest results,” Rhude said. “Our approach
to practicing law begins and ends with making sure each and every client
receives the most professional representation possible.”
In addition to child support enforcement cases, the experienced attorneys
at Corso & Rhude handle all types of Arizona family law cases, including
Arizona divorce issues such as child custody, spousal support, alimony
disputes, divorce mediation, hidden asset issues and visitation rights.
The experienced family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude serve clients
throughout Arizona, including the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye,
Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix,
Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Youngtown.
To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.crfamilylaw.com or call
(480) 471-4616. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 14500
N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260.
Corso & Rhude
14500 N. Northsight Blvd.
Suite 116 Scottsdale, AZ