My X wife and I have agreed on changing the child support. We filed it together and now I received something in the mail stating that I must have the state served. I thought we did all that when we were there filing paperwork. What must I do now?
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Without looking at what you prepared or why the State is involved, I am not sure how we can help. If you have ever been in arrears and the State Attorney General's office was involved in collecting the child support, you must serve them with whatever you filed.
She must have been on state aid at some point, which makes your case a "IV-D" matter, which means the Az attorney general's office must approve your agreement. You must serve the attorney general's office, by mailing them a copy with an "Acceptance of Service" form for their signature. If you are trying to do so on your own, instructions can be found here: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/.
OR, WE CAN ASSIST. We can certainly help you consider and then pursue your options.
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