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Category Archives: Child Support Modification Attorney


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 »


What Factors are Considered When Determining Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, parents are obligated to financially support their children. This is true regardless of whether a child’s parents are married or even still in a relationship, which is why child support plays such an important role in divorce proceedings. Judges take a number of factors into account when making child support determinations, but… Read More »


When Florida Child Support May be Appropriate After Age 18

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, child support usually ends when the child who is being supported turns 18 years old. It is possible, however, for a parent to be required to pay child support beyond this age, so if you have questions about how long you will need to financially support your child, it is important to… Read More »


How Does Remarriage Affect Child Support Obligations?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While most people anticipate that the dissolution of a marriage will be fraught with emotional turmoil and potential legal difficulties, many fail to realize that remarriage can also cause complications for divorced couples and their children. For instance, upon remarriage, a non-custodial parent’s child support obligations could be modified or even reduced, so if… Read More »

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