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Tag Archives: Florida Child Support Guidelines

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 »

Using DNA Testing to Establish Paternity

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As technological advances have significantly increased the accuracy of paternity tests, courts have increasingly turned to genetic or DNA tests to determine a child’s biological father. This type of test can measure probability of paternity at a rate of 99.99 percent. As a result, DNA test results are accepted by courts nationwide as proof… Read More »

Who Pays for Children’s Medical Expenses After a Divorce?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child support can include both direct payments of cash, or indirect benefits, such as the payment of medical or dental expenses. There are two major issues regarding children’s medical expenses after a couple separates or gets divorced. First, one or both parents may be ordered to provide health insurance coverage for the child, normally… Read More »

Can I Modify My Florida Child Support Order?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A child support order is modifiable under Florida law when there has been an involuntary change in a parent’s circumstances that makes the current order no longer reasonable, given your circumstances. A good example of a situation that might justify a modification would be one in which a parent is laid off from his… Read More »

Study Reveals Public Misconception About Child Support

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A study published by the Child and Family Law Blog showed that the public views court-ordered child support in the U.S. to be grossly unfair. The study consisted of 3,000 prospective jurors who were being interviewed. “We gave people cases, and said ‘Imagine you are a judge and you are asked to set the… Read More »