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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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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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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 »

One Perspective on Solving the Child Support Debt Crisis

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

An interesting article published by Pacific Standard magazine on July 17th takes a close look at how much debt is owed regarding child support payments in our country, and, much like student loan forgiveness, what types of innovative programs could be established to help pay off this debt more effectively to support American families…. Read More »

The International Treaty to Streamline Child Support Payments & Enforcement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

What happens if one parent who owes money for child support moves abroad? The United States has spent years trying to address this very issue in the form of an international treaty aimed at making it easier to track these parents down. However, its implementation depends upon each U.S. state approving the details by… Read More »

What Is Emancipation Of A Minor? Can It Affect Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Each state (including Florida) provides for a process by which children can become legally independent of their parents (also known as “emancipation”). When a child is legally designated as independent, it can affect some of the parents’ legal obligations as well, for example, child support payments. Typically, emancipation takes place by a child growing… Read More »

Tax Ramifications of Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

If you are getting divorced, aside from the complications of dealing with the divorce process and any child custody and support issues, you also have to worry about the tax ramifications of any financial arrangements that you make. For example, few people realize that while alimony (and/or “maintenance” under Florida law) is tax deductible,… Read More »

Florida Delays Child Support Payments

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Unfortunately, single parents that depend upon child support payments have been facing significant delays from the state of Florida. Reports have surfaced that direct deposits received over a month ago have still not been distributed to parents. This has many parents concerned, as these payments are supposed to be made on a direct deposit… Read More »

Modifying Child Support Payments

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Child support payments are based, in large part, on parents’ incomes; but what happens if circumstances change, and salaries are increased, reduced, or a parent loses their job? Florida law does not expect a parent to continue to make the same child support payments if their financial circumstances have changed, but in order to… Read More »

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