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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Support


Child Support And Private School

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most child support orders don’t specifically require a parent to pay for private school tuition. A court can, however, require a parent to pay such expenses as a part of his or her child support order in limited circumstances. Read on to learn more about when courts are willing to award private school tuition… Read More »


What Does Florida Child Support Cover?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support is a very important part of family law that helps ensure that children receive the financial support they need to lead healthy lives. In most cases, it is the noncustodial parent who is required to make these monthly monetary contributions. These payments cover a wide range of costs, including everything from housing… Read More »


Will My Remarriage Affect How Much Child Support I Owe?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A couple’s circumstances at the time of divorce rarely stay the same, which is why courts allow parties to modify their divorce agreement at a later date. For instance, one or both of the parties could remarry and even have more children, which could affect their previous divorce agreement in regards to the financial… Read More »


What To Do (And Not Do) When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who divorce will still be obligated to work with each other and try to communicate about their child’s best interests, at least until that child turns 18 years old and officially leaves the nest. For many, this means that one parent pays child support to the other, to help cover the cost of… Read More »


Splitting Educational Expenses When You’re Divorced

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When two parents divorce, they need to learn how to co-parent effectively, but also how best to manage their child’s expenses, including his or her education-related costs. Some of these costs will be covered by child support, but many more will fall outside the parameters of these payments, leaving parents to decide how to… Read More »


How Long Do I Have To Pay Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, couples are only allowed to finalize their divorces when they have contended with a number of divorce-related issues, including property division and alimony. If, however, a couple shares children, then they must also grapple with child custody and child support. The latter can be especially complicated, requiring parents to carefully calculate their… Read More »


What Counts As Income When Calculating Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When it comes to calculating child support, essentially any payment from any source could qualify as income, which is one of the most important factors that courts use in determining a child support obligation. This means that a parent’s salary and wages may not be the only sources of funds that a court will… Read More »


Setting Up Temporary Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who decide to separate can expect a child custody agreement to be put in place before their divorce can be finalized. Accompanying such a plan will be a child support order, which details how much a non-custodial parent will need to pay to the custodial parent every month to financially support the child…. Read More »


Florida Child Support Myths

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Even though a lot of people pay or receive child support in Florida, there are still a lot of misconceptions about these kinds of payments. These myths can cloud the topic and make it difficult for separating or divorcing parents to get a handle on what their financial obligations towards their children will be… Read More »


Florida’s Child Support Guidelines Work A Bit Differently For High Income Parents

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Florida, like many states, has specific guidelines that it uses to spell out how much divorcing parents should pay in child support, an amount that is based on how much the parties earn, the family’s expenses, and the number of children being supported. Unlike other states, however, Florida also has a provision in its… Read More »

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