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Category Archives: Child Support

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How Does Disability Alter Child Support Payments?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

If a parent suffers an injury or illness after his or her divorce has already been finalized, then his or her established child support payments could be subject to amendment. If you have questions about whether your own disability could impact your child support obligations, you should strongly consider contacting an experienced child support… Read More »

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How Unemployment Could Affect Your Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although couples dissolve their marriages for a variety of reasons, financial stresses remain one of the leading causes of divorce in the U.S. In fact, financial difficulties can also affect the divorce process itself. For instance, one spouse’s unemployment could significantly impact the other spouse’s ability to collect alimony or child support. In these… Read More »

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Establishing a Trust for Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In most cases, when a couple with children obtain a divorce, the non-custodial parent is required to make monthly child support payments to the other. These payments, whether made directly by a parent or garnished from his or her wages, are almost always deposited directly into the recipient’s bank account. However, in some special… Read More »

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How Imputed Income Could Affect Your Child Support Award

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When determining how much a party owes in child support, Florida courts are required to take a series of factors into account, including each party’s income, whether either party is employed, and each spouse’s capacity to earn a living. However, these are not the only elements that play an important role in deciding how… Read More »

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How Medical Expenses Can Affect Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Determining how much a parent must pay in child support can be a complicated process, as it requires an analysis of both parties’ incomes, properties, and expenses, as well as consideration of the family’s time sharing schedule. In most cases, courts adhere to a strict formula when taking these factors into account and determining… Read More »

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How to Enforce a Foreign Divorce Decree

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

As technology and the means of transportation improve, more and more people are finding it easier to relocate, with many even moving overseas. Whether undertaken for employment purposes, retirement, or a mere desire for change, the ease with which people can change residences can pose difficulties when it comes to divorce-related matters, as couples… Read More »

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Retroactive Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Just because a couple with children gets divorced, does not mean that they relinquish any of their parental rights and obligations. For instance, in Florida, both parents are held financially responsible for the care and well-being of their children. This means that parents with primary custody are entitled to receive child support payments from… Read More »

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Who Pays for a Child’s Healthcare Costs After Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When courts calculate how much child support a non-custodial parent should pay, it takes into consideration a number of factors, including both parties’ income and who will be responsible for providing healthcare insurance. If you have questions or concerns about who will pay for your own child’s medical expenses after your divorce is finalized,… Read More »

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Federal Government May Begin Collecting Child Support Data

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In 1995, Congress enacted the Family Support Act, in which they charged Florida, along with all other states in the nation, with monitoring child support orders and payment compliance. However, a recent budget proposal from the White House indicated that this state-level monitoring system could be replaced with one directed by the federal government,… Read More »

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Filing a Child Support-Related Civil Contempt Motion

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When someone is ordered to pay child support in Florida, but fails to fulfill that obligation, he or she could be held in contempt of court, which can result in jail time and expensive fines. Filing a motion for civil contempt is one way that parties who are not receiving child support from an… Read More »

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