Child Support

When can parents modify a child support order?

Child support obligations in Florida are set to ensure that children’s financial needs are being met by both parents after a divorce and not just by the parent who has the children the majority of the time. These obligations are set during divorces though and could be...

Income questions can make child support complicated

Like other states, Florida uses Child Support Guidelines to direct family law judges who are intending to order a parent to pay child support. These Guidelines in many cases are pretty straightforward. Theoretically, they are supposed to ensure that child support...

What happens if parent reduces income for child support purposes?

Parents in Florida may not always be thrilled about the costs they need to pay for their children’s needs, but it is something that they are required to do. This is true whether parents are married, divorced or in situations where they were never married. It is also...

How are child support orders enforced?

There are a variety of ways of enforcing a child support order which are important for parents who pay or receive child support to be familiar with. Because child support is for the support, care and maintenance of the child, it is important that it is paid and that...

What are deviation factors in Florida child support guidelines?

In a Florida divorce, there might be a preconceived notion that the law will be relatively clear-cut as to how certain issues will be settled. That can include property division, alimony, child custody and child support. However, since every situation is different,...

Enforcing an order for child support in Florida

For most divorcing couples in Florida, the major battles end when the court enters the order and decree ending the marriage. The final order also sets terms for monthly payment of child support and alimony. What happens if the former spouse who is ordered to make...

Who pays child support in Florida?

Child support is an important and necessary piece of many Florida divorce proceedings. It provides children whose parents have gone through divorce with the financial resources necessary to keep them healthy, safe, and thriving. In Florida, all parents are expected to...

Are medical expenses included as part of child support?

It is important for parents to know what is included in child support and what is not intended to be included in child support. It is also important for parents to be aware that they may be able to receive payment for medical expenses not covered by insurance. How to...

What are permissible uses of child support payments?

Child support is an important part of family law proceedings involving kids. Whether those proceedings involve Florida divorces or separations, or establishing parental rights and responsibilities between unmarried parents, child support represents the money that...