My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Arizona
I am the custodial parent of my child who has just turned eighteen and is about to start her senior year of high school. Currently there is no child support involved (I neither pay nor receive support). I'm aware that in Arizona an existing child support agreement would continue for an eighteen year old child until they graduate high school (or turn nineteen). What I'm not sure about is how the custody and parenting time plan affects an eighteen year old still in high school.
More specifically, my child (now adult child) has requested to spend an additional evening a week with the NCP during her senior year. But prior to the NCP allowing this, they have stated that they want a new custody and parenting time change filed and want me to begin paying child support because of the additional evening. So, can the NCP even file papers with the court to request a change to the custody/parenting time for an eighteen year old, and if so, is there a possibility that I would be ordered to begin paying support?
It just seems very unclear how Arizona law reconciles the child-support calculations for an eighteen year old who I think would be free to spend as much or as little time as they want with the CP or the NCP. Can someone clear that up for me.