Family Law

Divorce/Parenting Issues

Finding an Attorneyexternal link image The State Bar of Arizona has several resources listed to help individuals locate an attorney in the state of Arizona.
Legal Resource Guide by the State Bar of Arizona .  This document addresses such matters as how to hire a lawyer, attorney professional responsibility, legal assistance to the community and legal topics important to all individuals.  It is a publication of the State Bar of Arizona and Phoenix Magazine. has information about civil legal issues, organizations that provide free legal help to low income clients, and other resources for people who can’t afford an attorney.  Self-help instructions and forms are available to download for people who want to help themselves and for legal aid advocates who want to assist their clients.

Family Law Glossary is a list of frequently used family law terms.

  Child Support Frequently Asked Questions

The Arizona Child Support Guidelines follow the Income Shares Model. The model was developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts. Information regarding development of the guidelines, including economic data and assumptions upon which the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations is based, are posted on this site.


The Child Support Calculator is an Interactive PDF (Portable Document Format) document that will calculate a child support amount based on the Arizona Child Support Guidelines that took effect January 1, 2005. It has been designed to function with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6.0.1. Please remember that this calculator is for informational and educational purposes only.


Child Support Payments. Mailing address for child support payments and phone numbers for payment inquiries.

The Self-Service Center in Maricopa County has any form you may need relative to child support and other domestic relations cases:
   Self Support Center, 101 West Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

The Child Support Enforcement Agency in Arizona is:
The Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services 
The DCSS Customer Service Hot Line number is: (602) 252-4045

The Arizona Judical Branch's Self-Service Center has several forms and instructions relative to family law, including forms to modify an existing Arizona Child Support Order.


State Bar of Arizona 
Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 25 

Arizona Child Support Guidelines: Findings From a Case File Review  This report discusses the application of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines to new orders. It considers a random sample of child support orders filed between May 1, 2001, and April 30, 2002. It compares the results of this case file review to those from a 1999 Arizona case file review and a national study. The study is part of the 2004 review of the Arizona Guidelines being conducted by Arizona's Administrative Office of the Courts.


Arizona Child Support Guidelines Economic Basis for Updated Child Support Schedule The Family Support Act of 1988 requires states to review their guidelines every four years. Federal regulations specify that the review must contain an assessment of the most recent economic data on child rearing costs and a review of case data to ensure that deviations from guidelines are minimal. This report addresses the core of the guidelines, the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligation.


Parent Education Information for new divorcing parents of minor children and unmarried parents with access disputes.

State Bar of Arizona 

Planning for Parenting Time: Arizona’s Guide for Parents Living Apart  
This guide, updated in 2013, will help parents reach agreements about parenting time with their children.
Spanish Version 




Parent Education Information for new divorcing parents of minor children and unmarried parents with access disputes.