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Child Support Archives

Uninsured medical expenses are a special consideration

Some people think that a non-custodial parent's financial obligation to a child ends with child support payments. This isn't always the case. In many child support cases, uninsured medical expenses are another financial obligation that the non-custodial parent can have.

You might have options to rectify child support issues

In our previous blog post, we discussed why child support is such an important obligation for parents. If you recall, we touched on some of the aspects of a child's life that are covered by child support payments. We also briefly mentioned that parents who don't think the child is being provided for might be able to take action in court.

Child support is an important obligation for parents

Some non-custodial parents balk at the thought of having to pay child support. They might think that the other parent is going to blow the money on other things. While some people might have valid concerns about where the child support money is going, there isn't much they can do about that unless the child isn't being taken care of.

Honesty is crucial in child support cases

Raising a child is expensive, especially for a single parent. That is one of the reasons why child support is a factor when parents aren't in a relationship any longer. In fact, parents can turn to the court to get the court to order a non-custodial parent to pay child support. No matter which side of a child support case you are on, we can help you to learn about how Florida child support laws can affect you.

Providing financial support

Child support is a very emotional issue in many divorce and is responsible for a great many conflicts. One of the main factors in this is when one parent feels he or she is being held responsible for an unfair portion of the financial support of the children. However, it's important to understand that the law requires that both parents provide their share of the financial support. This just plays out differently in practice depending on the individual situation.

Do child care costs impact child support?

Many factors go into the calculation of child support payments. The state of Florida uses the income of both parents as the main basis for deciding how much a child support order should be, but there are also other considerations. Additional sources of income, such as self-employment monies, annual or performance bonuses, and rental income may affect how much the child support amounts to.

Child support orders aren't necessarily permanent

As a child grows and circumstances change, it might become evident that the child support orders that you are using now might need to be changed. It is possible to seek a child support modification order if your case meets the requirements that are set for this type of action. We know that you might have some questions about child support modification. We are here to help you learn what you need to know as it pertains to your case.

Child support orders aren't only suggestions

Providing for a child is an expensive endeavor. If you and the child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, you might find that making ends meet is tight. That is where child support payments come into the picture. When you have an order for child support, you should be able to count on that money to help you provide for your child. Sadly, some parents don't pay the child support that the court ordered. In that case, we can help you to fight for the financial support that you need for your child.

Can a tax refund be applied to child support arrears?

There are many different avenues the child support enforcement agency can attempt to collect funds from the payor to satisfy arrears, including garnishing wages and lottery winnings and intercepting a federal tax refund. Taking a tax refund can help get the payor caught up more quickly than just taking an extra percentage out of the regular income, especially if the expected tax refund is significant.