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Your Options If Your Former Partner Stops Paying Child Support

When two people have a child together, there is an implicit understanding that they are both responsible for that child’s needs. If the parents are in a relationship, that responsibility is shared often in an unspoken way, with each parent chipping in with time and finances as needed. When parents separate, the arrangement becomes more Read More

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What is Retroactive Child Support?

Parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their children at least until they turn 18 years old, even when they do not have primary custody. However, there are some situations in which parents might have separated or not lived together and lacked a formal child support arrangement. In these cases, the custodial parent Read More

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Arguing for Receiving More Child Support

When parents get divorced, both are expected to continue to fulfill their duty of raising the child. State law in Florida offers a general framework of guidelines for how to establish child support obligation, but there is some room for Courts to depart from the interpretation for judges, meaning you may have the ability to Read More

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Child Support: When Does Income Get Imputed?

When a couple has a child, each is responsible for providing care and support for that child. In the vast majority of cases, this is a responsibility both parties relish and they take this job very seriously. This is true even of divorced couples that are required to pay child support and provide regular visitation Read More

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New Statute Addresses Overnight Stays in Child Support Calculations

A new statute in Florida has changed the way divorced couples and family courts may calculate child support, better taking into account actual overnight stays. The law, which went into effect May 12, 2014, allows for the consideration of actual time-sharing arrangements and schedules (verses the schedule attached to your divorce decree) as a greater Read More

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Enforcing Out-of-State Child Support

Child support is often a contentious issue in a divorce or paternity case. In a perfect world, both parents want the best for the children, even if there is animosity between the parents. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and when payment is not forthcoming, enforcement of support often becomes necessary. According to a Read More

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