Child support payments could be set by a State or Tribal Court, depending on where each parent is living and their tribal membership status. If one parent (or both) changes their residence from on-reservation to off (or vice-versa), that support order will still remain in effect.
Enforcing a Tribal Child Support order
There are particular steps that must be taken to file that order with the new jurisdiction for enforcement, but the original order will still be in effect until it is modified by the court. In almost all cases, the original court will retain control of the case, unless both parties agree to move it.
If your child support payments are not being made, or if you are making child support payments even though your income has changed significantly during the economic downturn, you could benefit from having the assistance of an experienced Tribal Child Support attorney.
Take Action Before Your Tribal Child Support Case Gets Out of Hand.
Child support payments, both Tribal and State are based on court guidelines. This means that if your income changes significantly, your support agreement can be modified. But waiting until many months or years go by will mean more headaches for both sides. Waiting until the back payment amount is so large that repayment is next to impossible will only exacerbate the relations between the parents and minimizes the chance for recovery.
As an experienced Arizona Tribal Child Support attorney, Brian Utsey knows the ins and outs of both the state and tribal child support laws.
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