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Category Archives: Child Support

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Obtaining Child Support for a Child With Disabilities

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When parents divorce or are no longer living together, ensuring the child is provided for is a top priority. While this is vitally important for every child, it is particularly so in cases where there are disabilities. Children with impairments have special needs which are often costly to provide. As a result, there are… Read More »

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How to Estimate the Amount of Child Support You May Be Entitled to

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

One of the most common questions our Fort Lauderdale child support attorney is asked by clients concerns how the court determines the amount. There are legal guidelines judges follow, as well as other factors that could influence child support totals in your case. Florida Child Support Payment Guidelines Guidelines for child support in Fort… Read More »

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How to Get Child Support When the Other Parent Is Unemployed

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having children is expensive and the costs tend to increase the older they get. If you are single or going through a divorce, it is important to take the steps needed to ensure the other parent pays their share. If they have quit their job or are otherwise unemployed, this can present a challenge… Read More »

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If I or My Former Spouse Remarries, How Will It Impact My Child Support Order?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Some people who go through a divorce shy away from relationships for a certain period of time whereas others almost immediately get involved with a new partner. Once your divorce becomes final, there is nothing to prevent you or your former spouse from getting married again. While remarriage does not erase the financial obligations… Read More »

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Gathering Evidence in Your Child Support Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When it comes to your children, as a parent your primary concern is making sure they are properly provided for. In addition to getting the love and nurturing they need, financial support is a major consideration. It can make a difference in terms of providing for their day to day needs, as well as… Read More »

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Why You Need a Child Support Order (Even if the Other Parent Already Pays)

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have an obligation and a duty to provide for their children. This is true whether you are a single parent or one going through a divorce. Getting a Florida child support order may seem like a time consuming and complex process, but we can help make it easier. The fact is it is… Read More »

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Including College Costs as Part of a Child Support Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When children are young, parents can end up spending large amounts of money on clothing, food, furniture, toys, and other items little ones want or need. For single parents and those going through a divorce, you want to ensure your child has every advantage, but providing for them on one income is a challenge…. Read More »

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Is Your Child’s Other Parent Paying Enough In Child Support?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children is expensive, no matter how you look at it. While the costs are well worth it, providing for them can present serious challenges, particularly if you are divorced or a single parent. Child support can help alleviate some of the pressure you may feel, while ensuring your child has the things they… Read More »

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Modifying Your Order Can Help Avoid Penalties for Non Payment of Child Support

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have the responsibility to provide and care for their children. The court views this duty seriously, particularly in cases involving child support payments. Regardless of your circumstances or situations going on in your life, penalties for violating an established court order can be severe. Before it gets to the point where you are… Read More »

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Can You Be Forced to Get a Job? Imputing Income In Child Support Cases

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

While parents have the legal responsibility to provide financially for their children’s needs, getting them to actually follow through can be a challenge. In many cases, a child support order is required in order to make the other parent pay. Unfortunately, this can end up as a personal battle of wills between you and… Read More »