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Is It Possible to Get Child Support Without Getting a Divorce in Florida?

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For a number of different reasons, a couple may decide to separate without actually getting a divorce. A husband and wife are by no means required to get divorced, even if they do not want to continue a romantic relationship. Some married couples decide to separate on a trial-basis. Other married couples agree to… Read More »

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Who Pays for a Child’s Extracurricular Activities After a Divorce in Florida?

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As a baseline, child support obligations are determined in accordance with Florida’s official child support guidelines. Of course, in the real world, every family faces its own unique set of circumstances. As an example, it is not uncommon for children to participate in (costly) extracurricular activities. While some activities are relatively inexpensive, others can… Read More »

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Federal Government Set to Garnish ‘Stimulus’ Check for Overdue Child Support

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On March 27th, the U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. A $2.2 trillion package, the CARES Act contains a wide range of different measures aimed at supporting individuals and businesses who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. One of… Read More »

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I Am Having Another Child: Can I Get a Reduction in My Child Support Payments?

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Non custodial parents have an obligation to provide financial support to their children. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, state law establishes basic guidelines for calculating how much child support is owed. In large part, child support payments are based on the obligor’s ability to pay—or more specifically, their ‘net income’. This… Read More »

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How to File a Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines in Florida

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In Florida, child support payments are typically determined based on state guidelines. Family law courts presume that the calculations made when using the child support guidelines will be fair and appropriate. Of course, that is certainly not true in every case. The child support guidelines do not work well for every situation. Parents in… Read More »

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Can You Get Support for a Child Who is Older than Eighteen in Florida?

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Divorced or separated parents have a duty to provide basic financial support for their children. Either through an agreement or a court order, the non-custodial parent may be obligated to make monthly child support payments. As noted by the Florida Department of Revenue, authorities in the state are currently providing child support services to… Read More »

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Child Support in Florida: Understanding Imputed Income

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Under Florida law, child support obligations are calculated, largely, by considering the income level of the parents. Indeed, the state has put specific child support guidelines in place. However, these guidelines do not work in every case. For a number of different reasons, Florida may allow a deviation from the standard child support guidelines…. Read More »

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Your Guide to Retroactive Child Support in Florida

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Under Florida law, a non-custodial parent — the parent who does not have primary custody — has a legal duty to provide financial support to their child. Once a child support order or child support agreement is in place, payments should be made on time. If they are not, the custodial parent has the… Read More »

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How Is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

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If you are planning to file for divorce in the Tampa Bay area and have minor children with your spouse, it is important to learn more about child support guidelines and calculations for child support under Florida law (Fla. Stat. § 61.30). When determining child support, courts in Florida rely on guidelines so that… Read More »

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Creating A Parenting Plan For A Newborn

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When a divorcing couple has minor children, a parenting plan is part of their divorce settlement. The children’s ages play an important role in determining an appropriate parenting plan and because of this, a parenting plan for a baby or toddler is much different from a parenting plan for an older child or a… Read More »

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