Child Support

Ensuring Stability And Quality Of Life Through Child Support

The most important aspect of a divorce is ensuring your child’s lives are affected as little as possible. At Petersen Law Firm, PLLC, I have spent over 12 years working to protect the best interests of Arizona children while their parents work through complex decisions and family conflicts.

I am attorney Riisa Petersen Mandel, and when you work with me during a family law matter, supporting your family’s best interests is my job. Whether you are facing relocation, blending children and stepchildren together or do not know where to turn for fair treatment after a divorce, I can help you.

What Can Child Support Achieve?

Arizona has strict laws the govern how much child support you can receive and how long you can receive it. In most cases, the courts will consider the standard of living per child and establish this until each child turns 18.

However, many nuances to the law and special circumstances can alter the court’s decision. It is important to have your interests represented so the courts understand your family’s needs and your goals to keep your children’s lives as normal as possible.

We can discuss support goals that protect your child’s:

  • Extracurricular sports or activities
  • Current home or buying a home in the same school district
  • Private education or future college goals
  • Schedule, including day care or after-school care
  • Quality of life
  • Special needs, diets, medications or therapy
  • Emotional health and needs

The goal is to provide a life for your child that feels similar to the life they already know. Through parenting schedules, custody agreements, spousal support and modifications to past court orders, I am confident we can create a future that focuses on your children’s best interests.

Creating Effective And Productive Conversations

At my office in Tucson, I provide personalized attention to help you and your child’s other parent find fair, positive resolutions. I am your advocate to the courts and use my legal acumen to fight for the best results possible.

Call 520-829-1025 or schedule an appointment online to talk about your goals for your children and how child support may factor into these goals. Knowing all the options available to you and your children is the first step to creating a new “normal” for your family. I am here to help in any way you need.