Paying Alimony in Arizona

Paying Alimony in Arizona

Paying Alimony (Spousal Maintenance) ┬áin Arizona is usually done by court order, and taken directly from an income withholding order. Here’s how the Maricopa Superior Website lays it out:

  • Spousal maintenance payments may be ordered to be made through an Income Withholding Order from the paying spouse’s paycheck
  • The court’s will issue a court order directing the employer of the spouse to deduct the amount of spousal maintenance directly from the paycheck
  • The employer sends this money to the Clerk of the Superior Court
  • The Clerk records the payment and sends the money to the spouse who is entitled to receive the spousal maintenance payment
  • Self-employed or unemployed spouses must make spousal maintenance payments directly to the Clerk of the Court