The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
“makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable. Our work must continually demonstrate these values every day, through our interactions with the public and our fellow colleagues as we focus on building the capacity of the people we serve.” — DES
If you are a parent living in Arizona, you may be wondering how child support works in this state. Child support is primarily the responsibility of the non-custodial parent, and is typically paid to the custodial parent in order to help cover the costs of raising a child. In Arizona, child support payments are generally calculated based on the income of both parents and the number of children involved.
If you are owed child support but have not been receiving payments, there are a few things you can do. First, you can try to work out an agreement with the other parent. If that is not possible, you can contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The DES can help you locate the other parent, set up a payment plan, and if necessary, take legal action to enforce the child support order.
If you have any questions about Arizona child support, refer to our resource and child support calculator below.
Arizona Child Support Services Contact Information
Division of Child Support Services, Arizona Department of Economic Security
PO Box 40458
Phoenix, Arizona 85067-0458
Customer Service: (800) 882-4151
Metro Phoenix/Maricopa County: (602) 252-4045
Fax: (602) 771-8191
Child Support Program Supervisor
Dept. of Child Support Enforcement
PO Box 7050
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Office: (928) 871-7194
Fax: (928) 871-7196