Thursday, June 23, 2005

What is the Difference between a Simplified Modification and other Modifications?


Simplified Modifications are used only for child support modifications in Arizona. The Arizona family court's Simplified Modification forms are used exclusively for this legal proceeding, whereas when a modification of child custody, spousal maintenance or other family law issue, you may either use a court-approved form or prepare your own legal pleading. You cannot modify anything other than child support using the Simplified Modification.

The Simplified Modification is called "simplified" because if the other party does not object after service of process, the requested child support modification is approved by the Arizona family court and becomes the new court-ordered child support amount. No hearing is necessary. The Simplified Modification can be used to modify an Arizona child support amount up or down.

Keep in mind that if the non-filing party objects to the requested change in the Simplified Modification packet, the court will set a hearing before the assigned family court judge to determine the merits of the requested child support change.

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information contained herein is meant only as general information and is not meant to be relied upon for the purpose of taking legal action. You should contact an attorney in person for further and specific information. Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. attorneys are licensed in Arizona only except for personal injury attorney Robert N. Edwards, who is licensed in Arizona and Minnesota.

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