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Category Archives: Child Support Modification Attorney


Why Your Child Support May Be Too High

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support isn’t supposed to be a financial burden for parents, but is intended to require payments that are basically equivalent to what a parent would normally spend on a child’s upkeep if the parents had decided to remain together. Still, some parents may find it difficult to keep up with payments, whether because… Read More »


Will A Raise Affect My Child Support Payment?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Receiving a raise at work is usually a cause for celebration, reflecting that someone’s hard work and dedication has paid off. It can, however, impact how much a non-custodial parent has to pay in child support, as these payments are impacted by continuing changes in a family’s lives. A person who was laid off,… Read More »


Will Remarriage Affect My Obligation To Pay Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Ending a marriage usually comes with a lot of questions for couples. This is especially true for those who share children, as they will need to contend not only with issues related to property division and alimony, but also with matters involving child support and time-sharing. Often, these questions don’t arise when a divorce… Read More »


What Happens If I Can’t Pay Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support payments are court ordered and legally obligate a child’s parent to financially support that child. Most awards are decided during divorce hearings, or at the end of a romantic relationship and will need to be paid on a fixed schedule until a child turns 18 years old. A person’s financial situation, however,… Read More »


Requesting Retroactive Child Support Payments in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is a principle of family law in Florida that both of a child’s parents have a legal obligation to financially support their offspring. Often, couples are able to reach an informal agreement on this issue or may even fail to request child support from the other parent at all. When this occurs, custodial… Read More »


Emergency Hearings for Child Custody Matters

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most child custody or child support-related hearings are scheduled weeks or even months in advance. Concerned parents can, however, petition the court for emergency hearings in some cases. Whether requesting this type of hearing is appropriate will depend on the specific facts of the case at hand, so if you are concerned about your… Read More »


Should Your Child Support Payment be Reduced?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Couples with children who decide to separate and who are unable to come up with an out-of-court agreement will still need to grapple with the issues of time sharing and child support, but may need to leave the resolution of those matters up to a judge. These issues are naturally interconnected, as the parent… Read More »


How to Facilitate the Child Support Modification Process

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When parents separate, most try to create child support and time sharing agreements that will work on a long-term basis. It is not always possible, however, to plan for the future, especially when it comes to raising children. For this reason, many parents find themselves having to modify existing parenting plans and child support… Read More »


What to do When Your Former Spouse Files a Petition to Modify Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When served with a petition to modify an existing child support order, many parents panic, fearing that they will no longer receive the assistance that they require to provide for their child’s needs. It’s important to remember, however, that just because a person requests a modification does not mean that it will be granted,… Read More »


Does Florida Place a Cap on Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, courts calculate child support based on the Income Shares Model, which involves the application of specific guidelines and that take into account both parties’ incomes and deductions. The parents’ time sharing arrangement, which is based on the amount of time that the child spends with each parent, also factors into the calculation…. Read More »

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