Scottsdale Child Support Attorneys

Fight for the financial resources needed to do what’s best for your children.

In Arizona, child support is determined by the Family court based on the income of both parents and the needs of the child. The goal of child support is to ensure that both parents contribute in providing the financial support necessary to make sure the child’s basic needs are met, including food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare. Child support can also be used to cover other expenses, such as educational costs, medical expenses and extracurricular activities.

Our Scottsdale child support attorneys can help you:

  1. Reach a fair arrangement – Know your child support amount under Arizona law.
  2. Minimize conflict with the other parent – We handle negotiations so you don’t have to.
  3. Save time and money – With an experienced child support attorney on your side, you can avoid costly mistakes and delays.

Why you need an experienced child support lawyer in Scottsdale

Child support issues are complex and emotional. It’s important to have an experienced and objective child support lawyer on your side. We can help you fight for the financial support needed to provide a stable environment for your children.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider working with our Scottsdale child support lawyers:

  1. We have a proven track record of success: The Radix Law family law attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of clients in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona to resolve their child support issues. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  2. We understand the complexities of child support law: There are many factors to consider when arguing your case for receiving or paying child support.. Our attorneys are well-versed in the legal complexities of child support, and we can help you understand your rights and obligations under the law.
  3. We can help you navigate the legal system: The legal system can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with child support issues. Our attorneys can guide you through the process, from filing paperwork to appearing in court. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your case is handled efficiently and effectively.

Don’t face child support issues alone.

Contact the Scottsdale child support lawyers at Radix Law to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you understand your options and develop a strategy to make the most of your situation.

Meet our Scottsdale Child Support Attorneys

  • Steve Cole


    Divorce can bring out the worst in people. From manipulative behavior to outright bullying, the tactics used by opposing parties can be devastating. That’s where Steve Cole comes in – with over 29 years of experience, he can help you stand up to those who seek to take advantage of you.

    Steve’s approach emphasizes mediated solutions, but he is not afraid to take issues to Family Court when circumstances demand it. Steve is highly skilled at using depositions to acquire testimony prior to trial. This technique often leads to higher settlements and more parenting time for his clients. Whether it’s trial or mediation, Steve’s main goal is to empower you to move towards a brighter future.

  • Colleen Contreras


    It’s not common to find someone with a project management background – detail-oriented, meticulous to the core – who then, at the flip of a switch, can bring a compassionate perspective to the table. Wrap this all up with a legal background, and you’ve got Colleen Contreras.

Steve Cole


Colleen Contreras


Client Reviews

  • “Steven Cole was very knowledgeable and experienced with my case and now [I] have my child 50% of the time, reduced my child support and got spousal maintenance dropped.” – Child Custody Client
  • “Colleen Contreras has been straightforward, compassionate and concerned about the well being of my children. I have been working with her for about two years. Throughout them she has gone to bat for me and has never lost her passion to help me and my children. The professionalism from her team and herself will be one I recommend for anyone in need of services Radix Law provides. I will continue working with Colleen Contreras as long as I need while raising my daughters.” – Brennen S.

Disclaimer: Radix Law cannot guarantee any specific result. The outcome will depend on a number of factors, including the specific facts and circumstances of your case

How much is child support in Arizona?

The amount of child support depends on a variety of factors, including the cost of private education, healthcare, childcare, time with the child (child custody and parenting time), and any special needs that the child may have.

In Arizona, child support is determined based on a formula that takes into account the income and financial resources of both parents, as well as the number of children involved. The state uses a child support calculator to determine the appropriate amount of support to be paid. However, this is only a starting point, and there may be additional factors that can influence the final amount of support.

If you’re facing child support issues in Arizona, it’s important to work with an experienced child support attorney who can help you understand your rights and obligations under the law. At Radix Law Firm, our Scottsdale child support attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your child’s needs are being met. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your child support case.

How is child support calculated in Arizona?

To determine the appropriate amount of child support, the court will calculate each parent’s gross income and then combine them to arrive at a total. The court will then use a formula to determine the percentage of the total income that each parent contributes. This percentage is then used to calculate the amount of child support that should be paid by each parent. Arizona child support guidelines are based on the idea that both parents should contribute to their child’s support in proportion to their income.

For example, if Parent A earns $60,000 per year and Parent B earns $40,000 per year, their combined gross income is $100,000 per year. If the court determines that Parent A should contribute 60% of the total income and Parent B should contribute 40%, then the child support obligation would be divided accordingly. If the total child support obligation is $1,000 per month, then Parent A would be responsible for paying $600 per month, and Parent B would be responsible for paying $400 per month.

How to file for child support in Arizona:

  1. Gather the necessary information: Before you can file for child support in Arizona, you’ll need to gather some important information. This includes your own personal information, as well as information about the other parent and your child. You’ll need to know the other parent’s full name, address, and social security number, as well as information about your child’s birthdate, social security number, and any special needs they may have.
  2. Complete the application: Once you have all the necessary information, you can begin completing the child support application. You can find the application on the Arizona Department of Economic Security website or in person at your local child support office.
  3. Submit the application: After you’ve completed the application, you’ll need to submit it to the appropriate office. You can do this in person, by mail, or online, depending on the office’s policies.If filing for child support as part of a court action, you file a Petition for Establishment of Child Support together with a Proposed Child Support Worksheet.
  4. Attend the child support hearing: Once your application has been processed (or the Petition is filed and served), you’ll be notified of a hearing date. This hearing will give you and the other parent an opportunity to present your cases and discuss the appropriate amount of child support to be paid.
  5. Follow up as needed: After the hearing, you may need to provide additional information or documentation to support your case. It’s important to stay in communication with the child support office and respond promptly to any requests they may have.

If you need help navigating the process of filing for child support in Arizona, our Scottsdale child support attorneys can help. Contact us at Radix Law to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can assist you with your child support case.

What are the consequences for non-payment of child support in Arizona?

  1. Income withholding: One of the most common consequences of non-payment of child support is income withholding. This means that the child support amount will be deducted directly from the non-paying parent’s paycheck.
  2. Driver’s license suspension: If a parent falls behind on court ordered child support payments, their driver’s license can be suspended. This can make it difficult to commute to work or handle other daily responsibilities.
  3. Passport denial: If a parent owes more than $2,500 in child support, their passport application can be denied. This can restrict the non-paying parent’s ability to travel internationally.
  4. Property liens: In some cases, the state may place a lien on the non-paying parent’s property, such as their home or car, in order to collect past-due child support payments.
  5. Contempt of court: If a parent fails to make even one child support payment despite a child support order, they may be held in contempt of court. This can result in fines or even jail time.

Schedule a consultation with our Scottsdale Child Support Attorneys

Dealing with child support issues can be overwhelming, and it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help guide you through the process. At Radix Law , our experienced family law attorneys have the expertise and compassion needed to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to protect your child’s future.

Contact us or call our Arizona family law office at (602) 606-9300 to schedule an initial consultation. If you need legal advice about establishing child support or child support modification issues, we can help.

Our office is conveniently located in Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale at:

     Radix Law
     15205 N Kierland Blvd, Suite 200
     Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Mesa, and all of Arizona.