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Wage garnishment, also known as wage attachment, is an official order from a government or official agency that automatically withholds money from your paycheck. Although employers may feel inconvenienced, they should not be able to fire you on inconvenience alone.
Child support modification requests are up in Arizona this year, largely a result of the economic recession. Requests are coming in from both custodial and non-custodial parents.
Social Security benefits can affect child support in two ways. First, if either the parent paying child support (the obligor) or the parent receiving child support (the obligee) receives Social Security benefits, the Arizona Child Support Guidelines require that the Social Security benefits be included in determining either parents income.
Child support refers to payments made by one parent to the other for the needs of their common children.
Arizona recognizes what is termed a "covenant marriage," which is a higher standard of marriage. Unlike no-fault, where the grounds for the dissolution of the marriage are irretrievable breakdown, covenant marriages may be ended on grounds of 1) adultery, 2) conviction of a felony which mandates prison or death; 3) abandonment for more than one year, 4) commission of domestic violence against the spouse, child or relative, 5) living separately and continuously and without reconciliation for over two years, 6) living separately for over 1 year after a legal separation is obtained; 7) habitual use of drugs and alcohol, or 8) both spouses agree to the dissolution.
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