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July 2017 Archives

Learn what Florida laws say about alimony payments

Alimony is something that is a contentious issue in many divorces. Typically, this is something that is associated with a high-asset divorce. In some cases, it is an issue because one parent sacrificed his or her career to raise the children or that a spouse left work to care for the marital home.

You don't have to be stuck with monthly alimony payments

Not all divorces come with alimony payments, but if there is a chance that your divorce will, you should know that you don't have to get stuck with monthly payments. In some cases, it is possible to use a lump sum payment to get the alimony taken care of all at once.

Thinking about whether child support is going to the child or not

We recently discussed the fact that some parents are concerned about how child support payments are being used. If you recall, these payments can be used for anything that the child needs. This is true even if it is something like paying the mortgage that benefits other people.

Concerns regarding how a parent uses child support payments

A parent who pays child support usually wants to be sure that the money he or she is paying is actually going to the child's needs. This is something that is often difficult because the parent who receives the child support usually isn't required to provide proof that the money is actually going to the child.