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Category Archives: Fort Lauderdale Child Support


Deviating From Florida’s Child Support Guidelines

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, how much a parent must pay in child support is partly based on a predetermined set of child support guidelines. This framework uses a variety of factors to help couples calculate their child support obligations and while judges are usually required to strictly adhere to these guidelines, it is possible in some… Read More »


Back Child Support Vs Retroactive Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, both of a child’s parents are held legally responsible for financially supporting that child, regardless of their relationship status. When two parents separate or initiate divorce proceedings, a court may need to step in and order one parent to pay child support to the other. There are significant penalties for failing to… Read More »


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 »

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