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Category Archives: Child Support

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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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What Should I do if My Child Support Payments are Going to the Wrong Person?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although not common, child support payments do get sent to the wrong person’s account. This can raise a host of difficulties for the parent who made the payment, as well as the recipient, so if you received notice that you are delinquent in paying child support, but you know that you made the payment… Read More »

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Are There any Valid Reasons for Failing to Pay Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Dividing assets, determining whether a party should pay alimony, and deciding who gets the family home can make the divorce process both complicated and emotional. Unfortunately, these issues are only compounded when a couple is unable to come to an agreement about child custody, or when one party refuses or is unable to pay… Read More »

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Does Child Support Cover Private School Tuition?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When Florida courts award child support, they take a number of financial and personal factors into account, including a child’s educational needs. In certain situations, a parent can even be required to help pay for a private school education, so if you want to enroll your child in private school and have questions about… Read More »

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Child Custody Issues Faced by Unmarried Parents

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, just because a couple is unmarried does not mean that they are not required to come up with a custody or child support arrangement in the event of a separation. In fact, unmarried parents often face additional hurdles if the name of the child’s father is not on the birth certificate. In… Read More »

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Are There any Valid Reasons for Failing to Pay Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Some of the most difficult issues that parents must cope with when going through a divorce relate to child custody. Although courts favor ordering joint custody, which gives parents equal physical and legal custody of their children, this is not always possible. In these cases, the non-custodial parent is required to pay child support… Read More »

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