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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 »

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Tax Implications of Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

There are numerous practical matters to consider when considering a divorce. Amidst changes in your living situation, breaking the news to family and friends, and making arrangements for children, taxes are not likely to be an immediate concern. Tax season will be here, though, in a matter of months, and actions you take now… Read More »

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Including Health Care in Child Support Agreements

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Between immunizations, sports physicals, and the frequent cold and flu bugs that children are exposed to at school or daycare, having a solid health care plan in place to cover medical costs for them is a necessity. If you are raising a child as a single parent, either due to a divorce or other… Read More »

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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 »