Legal Question in Family Law in Arizona

violation of divorce decree

what happens when my ex wife violated divorce decree by taking my kids from az to ky...can i get child support elimiated or lowered? and is there a time limit to file something with the court???

Asked on 5/06/08, 5:15 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Ronee Korbin Steiner Ronee Korbin Steiner, P.C.

Re: violation of divorce decree

Well she would be in direct violation of the agreement if you were ordered to have any parenting time. The result on child support would not be to lower it or eliminate it if you "allow" her to remain there. Technically, your support would increase because your parenting time would be decreased.

Please call my office if you would like assistance with this matter.

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Answered on 5/06/08, 5:43 pm
Rich Peters R. J. Peters & Assoc., P.C.

Re: violation of divorce decree

You should immediately seek a modification of your current orders if you want the children returned, or to modify the current parenting plan. There may be sanctions available to you, but child support will be recalcualted to relfect the current situation. As an example, if the Court returns the children to you due to Mom's violation, then she would owe child support to you.

We can absolutely help you determine your options.

I can explain the issues and procedures better by phone or in person. As you can imagine, there is too much to cover via e'mail. We offer free 1/2 hour consultations, in which we can discuss the matter in more detail.

Please call me directly to discuss the specifics of your case, or contact my assistant Tasha or my paralegal Jennifer to schedule a free 1/2 hour consultation.

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Answered on 5/07/08, 11:35 am

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