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Category Archives: Child Support Modification

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Can I Still Be Required To Pay Child Support If I Share Custody?

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Although child custody and child support are two different legal issues, they are also dependent on each other for resolution. How much child support a parent is required to pay, for instance, will be dictated not only by that person’s income, but also by how much time he or she spends with the child…. Read More »

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3 Things All Parents Should Know About Child Support

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If you are divorcing or separated from your child’s co-parent, you may be entitled to child support. On the other hand, you may be obligated to pay it. How much will need to be paid, how those payments are calculated, and what child support is used for are three things that every parent should… Read More »

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When Will My Child Support Obligation End?

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One common question we hear regularly from divorcing parents is how long they can expect to continue paying child support. In most cases, the answer to this question is dependent on when a child reaches the age of 18 years old. However, a dedicated Clearwater child support modification lawyer can give you a better… Read More »

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Asking The Court To Decrease Child Support

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The obligation to financially support one’s child doesn’t end just because a couple separates or divorces. Instead, this obligation will become more formal, with a court ordering the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the other. Once established, these orders are legally binding, which means that the parties must comply or risk facing… Read More »

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Requesting An Increase In Child Support

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It is not uncommon for divorced parents to find themselves in a different financial situation a few years (or even less) after the finalization of their divorce. One of the parties, for instance, may lose his or her job, or need to start paying for the treatment of a medical condition. These kinds of… Read More »

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What Evidence Do I Need For A Child Support Case?

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One of the most complex disputes that divorcing parents face is who will pay child support and in what amount. While it is true that Florida law requires courts to use a specific set of formulas and guidelines when determining how much a parent owes in child support, there are also key pieces of… Read More »

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Child Support And Wage Garnishment In Florida

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In Florida, when courts order child support, they do so based on a number of factors, including the number of children being supported, the parties’ incomes, and how custody is divided. Once ordered, a child support award will become legally enforceable, so non-custodial parents who fail to pay could risk being sanctioned by the… Read More »

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You May Owe Reduced Child Support

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While many people think of timesharing and child support as two separate issues, the reality is that these matters are very interconnected. For instance, how much child support a parent owes is largely dictated by how much time he or she spends with that child. Although timesharing agreements are taken into account when child… Read More »

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Emotional and Financial Child Support Modifications

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Original child support determinations are based on emotional and financial factors. The guidelines, which are presumptively reasonable, rely exclusively on some common financial and emotional factors. Child support deviations are possible in some cases. At any rate, these factors often change. So, as a rule of thumb, it’s best to legally modify child support… Read More »

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The Magnificent Seven of Child Support Deviation Factors in Florida

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The Sunshine State is an income share jurisdiction. As such, Florida child support law includes a complex guideline formula which is presumptively reasonable in all such matters. That includes original determinations and subsequent modifications. However, since families are so diverse, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. At best, the guidelines are one-size-fits-most. To… Read More »

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