Arizona Family Law Attorneys Corso & Rhude Help Clients Fight Child
Support Overpayment in Arizona
The Arizona family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude know the perils of
child support overpayment and are here to help Arizona residents who feel
they may be overpaying for child support.
Scottsdale, AZ, United States., April 23, 2013 -- The Arizona family law
attorneys at Corso & Rhude know the perils of child support overpayment
and are here to help Arizona residents who feel they may be overpaying
for child support.
Overpayment of child support
Overpayment of child support in Arizona can cause significant legal and
financial problems for divorced parents.
Child support, outlined in an Arizona divorce decree, is controlled by
the Arizona Attorney General's Office and the clearinghouse that
processes payments is under its jurisdiction.
“Because payments are controlled and debited by the clearinghouse, making
sure that each child support payment is correct is essential,” said
Christopher P. Corso, Esq., of the Arizona family law firm. “As
experienced family law attorneys, we have handled numerous cases
involving overpayment of child support and our family law attorneys have
seen the effects of not hiring a lawyer to handle such cases.”
Hiring an experienced family law attorney now is the best strategy when
disputing child support overpayment in Arizona. Why? Because once a
parent files a motion on their own, any lawyer retained has to wait until
that motion clears the legal process.
This can result in more legal fees, more overpayments of child support
and the potentially drawn out battle of having to file a civil suit to
collect if the child turns 18 before the case is resolved.
“The amount of money to fix a child support overpayment vs. hiring a
family law attorney to do it right the first time can be much more,”
Don't Do It Yourself!
Because so many family law forms are available online (including divorce
petitions) many Arizonans believe they can go it alone when challenging a
family law matter such as child support overpayment. This couldn't be
farther from the truth.
“Submitting your own petitions to family law court means having to see
those petitions through until the end - even if they are filled out wrong
or you later hire a lawyer,” said John M. Rhude, Esq., one of the firm’s
founding partners. “Before any lawyer can file a new motion, your
original petition - mistakes and all - must make it through the court
Hiring a family law attorney now means Corso & Rhude can have the Arizona
Attorney General's Office put a hold on current child support so our
family law attorneys can fight the issue while it is in limbo.
As family law attorneys, Corso & Rhude can file an emergency motion on
its client's behalf, resolving the dispute in as little as one to two
months. But doing so means making sure that a client contacts Corso &
Rhude first. If a client has already filed a motion, expect it to take
six months to clear before anything else can be filed.
Filing a child support overpayment motion without legal counsel can slow
the whole process down for the family law attorney a client eventually
Children Who Turn 18
Collecting back overpayments of child support in Arizona changes
dramatically once a child turns 18. Once a legal adult, the Arizona
Attorney General's Office no longer has jurisdiction over a child support
claim. Instead, parents must file a civil suit in Arizona to collect the
“Because of this, it's important to address child support overpayment
early on, when your legal options are greater,” Rhude said.
The family law attorneys at Corso & Rhude have seen cases where the
clearinghouse has taken additional money out after the child in question
turns 18. In these instances, the parent's only recourse is to sue the
other parent in civil court - a much tougher option.
To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsorhude.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.
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