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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Support

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Calculating Income for Alimony and Child Support Purposes

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the most important factors that courts assess when setting alimony and child support awards is both parties’ incomes. Although wages and salaries may come to mind first when considering what qualifies as income, these are not the only sources of funds that the courts treat as income. For this reason, divorcing couples… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity to Obtain Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who were never married are often required to go through the process of establishing paternity before a court will award child support. This can be a difficult process, so if you are seeking child support from your child’s other parent and have not yet established his paternity, you should consider retaining an experienced… Read More »

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Collecting Overdue Child Support in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, parenthood comes with certain legal rights and obligations. For instance, barring allegations of abuse or criminal activity, a parent has the right to visitation with his or her child. However, parenthood also comes with the obligation to financially support a child at least until he or she reaches the age of majority…. Read More »

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What Factors Could Impact Post-Divorce Child Support Payments?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a couple has children and later decides to dissolve their marriage, the finalization of that divorce also heralds the beginning of a variety of other processes related to establishing child support arrangements and time sharing schedules. Even when established, agreements regarding such issues can change after divorce, especially when it comes to child… Read More »

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Child Support Expenditures

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Couples with children face unique difficulties when it comes to divorce, one of which is child support. It is not uncommon for a divorced Florida parent to struggle financially after ending a marriage with his or her child’s other parent. In these cases, the custodial parent is often awarded child support payments, which are… Read More »

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When do Child Support Obligations End?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, becoming a parent comes with certain rights. For instance, unless there is evidence of abuse or neglect, parents have the right to visitation with their children. There are also, however, specific obligations that go hand in hand with parenthood, including providing financial support to one’s minor children. This obligation does not cease… Read More »

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Adjusting Child Support to Account for Day Care Costs

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When calculating child support, Florida courts take a number of factors into consideration, including how parenting time is divided between a couple, as well as each party’s income and assets. While most people who have children and are heading into the divorce process realize that these elements will come into play during divorce negotiations,… Read More »

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Good Fortune Trusts

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support payments are calculated using an equation that takes into account a child’s expenses, the division of parenting time between a child’s parents, and the parties’ respective incomes. In most cases, the amount that is agreed upon is enough to cover basic childcare costs, such as clothing, food, housing, recreational activities, and education…. Read More »

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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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