Arizona is a joke when it comes to child support
(Glendale, Az Maricopa)
The state of arizona has no reguard for children and collection child support. We have a court order for $240 a month (no large amount), my child is 16 and we have received 1 full year of court ordered child support. I have gone back to court for a total of 24 months, the 2nd court appearance there was a 1000 purge in effect, well it was not met and he was placed into custody and the 1000 showed up within 24 hrs, imanage that when it came to sitting in jail or coming up with the 1000 the money grew off the money tree. In the mean time right before our 3rd court date the parent that owes shot themselves just to avoid being placed in custody again. The court dismissed the case cuz he would pay right before we would go to court and show them a rec. of payment. And here we sit not even 12 months later and no support. For the 24 months we were in court the payments were not monthly, as far as I am concerned they should of never dismissed this case from the courts. Even if they would of set it up for review twice a year that might have kept the support coming. As far as I am concerned I think that if the state can not enforce a court order then the state should be liable. TRUST me if you have an outstanding ticket or fail to appear on a traffic violation the state will suspend your lic. and if you get caught driving they will take you to jail. But a child can get jipped out of 41,000.00 in unpaid support.