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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Support


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 »


The Consequences Of Missing Child Support Payments

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support payments ensure that a child receives the things that he or she needs, including everything from housing and food to clothing and tuition. Payments can, however, end up being a financial burden for the paying parent, especially if he or she experiences a job loss. In other cases, a parent may simply… Read More »


Do I Still Need To Pay Child Support If We Share Custody Equally?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although it would perhaps be easier for divorced parents if each were responsible for exactly 50 percent of their child’s finances and no court order were required, this rarely happens. Instead, most child custody arrangements involve a more complicated division of time and responsibilities. However, couples who are able to reach such an agreement,… Read More »


The Penalties For Missing Child Support Payments

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who separate or divorce are still obligated to support their children. This often takes the form of a legal order, requiring one parent to pay child support to the other. While situations can change and a parent may find him or herself unable or unwilling to pay those amounts, they should be aware… Read More »


Top Questions About Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Divorce can push a person to his or her emotional limits, especially when a couple shares children. For instance, many parents have concerns about how they will financially support their children after divorce, so to help, we’ve included a few answers to the most common questions we hear about child support in Florida. For… Read More »


Collecting Past Due Child Support After Your Child Turns 18

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The divorce of two parents doesn’t change those parties’ obligation to financially support their child. This obligation, however, isn’t necessarily permanent. In Florida, the general rule is that non-custodial parents are no longer obligated to pay support after their child reaches the age of 18 years old. This rule does not, however, affect any… Read More »


Answers To Some Of The Most Common Child Support Questions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who separate are often required to grapple with a host of complicated issues, including how they will share custody and who will be financially responsible for the child going forward. Contending with these kinds of complex issues isn’t easy and many parents have a lot of questions about what they could be facing…. Read More »


Can I be Granted Sole Parental Responsibility for My Child?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In 2008, Florida lawmakers eliminated the concept of sole custody in an effort to help both of a child’s parents build meaningful relationships with that child. Now, custody is divided into two categories: parenting time and parental responsibility. The former refers to the amount of time that each parent actually spends with a child,… Read More »


How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support is a critical issue for parents who have decided to separate, as this financial obligation not only impacts a parent’s ability to provide for his or her child, but also affects the income available to each parent for setting up a separate household. Fortunately, child support in Florida is relatively predictable, meaning… Read More »


Common Child Support Questions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who decide to separate are required to contend with a number of complicated legal issues, including who will pay child support. While we have included a list of some of the most common questions we are asked about child support in Florida, we also recognize that these are by no means the only… Read More »

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