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Category Archives: Child Support

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Making Sure Child Support Covers School-Related Costs

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For parents of children just entering junior high or high school, no doubt many will be surprised at the hefty costs and fees involved. Supplies such as backpacks, back-to-school clothes, books, pens, and paper have increased in price, along with added necessities, such as laptops and elaborate calculators. If you are currently involved in… Read More »

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Child Support in Florida for Children Over 18

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida child support proceedings help to ensure parents have the resources necessary to provide for the many expenses often involved in successfully raising children. Ask any parent though and they will tell you that these expenses are not just limited to childhood, but can actually increase the older your child gets. While child support… Read More »

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Including Life Insurance In Alimony and Child Support Agreements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Alimony and child support are often key issues in Florida divorce proceedings. Depending on the amount of time you have been married, the number of children you have, and the financial resources of each partner, payments made through your divorce agreement can go along way to providing financial security and ensuring child will be… Read More »

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Florida License Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have a duty and an obligation to support their children, regardless of whether they are unmarried or going through a divorce. In cases where a parent is not forthcoming in making payments or failing to provide enough so as to meet the child’s needs, an order for child support may be issued by… Read More »

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Five Reasons You Should Have a Formal Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is expensive, particularly on one income. For parents who are divorced or unmarried, it is not uncommon to have to struggle to meet all of your child’s basic needs, as well as their educational, social, and medical expenses. In order to keep the peace in potentially contentious situations or to avoid having… Read More »

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Enforcing A Florida Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Every parent knows that raising children is expensive. Trying to meet the basic expenses in providing for food, clothing, and shelter is difficult enough, in addition to their health, dental, and vision requirements, as well as their educational, and recreational costs. Despite the fact that you and the other parent may be divorced or… Read More »

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Getting the Support You Need For A Special Needs Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is a demanding task that can be challenging in any situation. While having a child with special needs can bring out previously untapped inner resources in the parents and make some marriages stronger, others have difficulties withstanding the pressures. For parents of children with disabilities, going through a divorce can be particularly… Read More »

SupportPay App Helps Divorced Parents Share Costs for Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In many cases, divorced parents must deal with financial issues regarding their children for many years after their divorce becomes final. Expenses like private school tuition, book fees, and extracurricular activity uniforms and gear only seem to grow as a child grows, and parents often are unprepared to deal with costs that aren’t specifically… Read More »

Controversial Alimony and Child Support Proposal Heads to Governor for Approval

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Three years, ago, Governor Rick Scott vetoed the Florida Legislature’s previous attempt to revamp Florida’s divorce law with respect to the calculation and duration of alimony. Last year, a similar measure failed to make it out of the Legislature due to a dispute between GOP lawmakers about the proposed time-sharing provision. Now, the Legislature… Read More »

Enforcing Your Florida Child Support Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For many divorced or separated Floridians, collecting child support can be a difficult task. Fortunately, Florida law does contain several different methods of child support enforcement for parents who are owed receive child support, as well as serious repercussions for those parents who fail to comply with their support orders. The state of Florida… Read More »