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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 »

Adoption Subsidy Does Not Replace Parent’s Child Support Obligation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent appellate opinion by the 5th District Court of Appeal discussed the impact of an adoption subsidy on a parent’s child support obligation. In the case of Tluzek v. Tluzek, the Circuit Court for Seminole County ruled that any adoption subsidy ruled that any child support obligation owed by Father should be offset… Read More »

Does My Parenting Time Affect My Child Support Payment?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a couple who share children separate, whether they divorce or never married, child support is likely to become an issue. Both parents are required to financially support their children under Florida law. The amount of parenting time, however, that the noncustodial parent exercises does directly affect his or her child support obligation, at… 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 »

Collecting Unpaid Child Support in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The relationship just did not work out. You go to court, establish a custody arrangement and secure a court order for monthly child support payments. Unfortunately, the absent parent is not holding up his or her end of the financial bargain, leaving you with the challenge of raising your child with no monetary assistance…. Read More »

Who Pays the Tuition for Private School

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Your children have attended private school since their first day of kindergarten. They are well adapted and progressing within their grades. Most of their friends attend the same school and they enthusiastically participate in various extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, the happy marriage that was in place when the private schooling began has fallen by the… Read More »

Obtaining Temporary Relief in Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are in the process of getting divorced, the bills and monthly financial obligations do not stop. The mortgage still has to be paid. Enter temporary relief. Temporary relief can be pursued while your divorce is pending. There are different ways to access this relief. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can simply agree to… 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 »