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Ex Parte Orders And Hearings

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While both parties are generally required to appear in court for hearings to resolve issues in a Florida divorce, in some situations, the court can enter ex parte orders with only one party in court. Although the spouse who is not present when the court enters the order may think the ex parte hearing… Read More »

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Enforcing A Child Support Order In Florida

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It is often one thing to have a court order a parent to pay child support, and quite another to have the parent make the ordered payments. Some parents opt not to pay child support, and may take steps to ensure that the other parent does not receive the ordered amount. These steps may… Read More »

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The Effect Of Additional Children On Existing Child Support Obligations

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Parents who receive child support are sometimes concerned that child support payments will decrease if the paying parent has other children. Depending on when the children were born and whether the other children receive support from the parent, there may not be any change to the child support that has been previously awarded by… Read More »

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Changing A Child Support Order After A Divorce Is Final

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Once a judge orders child support in a divorce proceeding, the amount ordered is not final and permanent when the divorce decree is issued. It is always possible for the parents of the child to ask a court to increase or decrease the amount of money ordered to be paid. This increase or decrease… Read More »

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Planning for College Expenses Post Divorce

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College is expensive no matter which way you look at it, and even on two incomes, families struggle to support themselves while funding a higher education. In typical fashion, divorce makes things even more complicated. In a family untouched by divorce, there is never a question of who should pay for all college-related expenses—both… Read More »

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Am I Obligated to Pay for My Child’s Private School Education?

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As many people are well aware of, a private school education can be quite costly. The average cost of a private school education in Florida is $7,721, with the cost of elementary school averaging out to $6,643, and the cost of high school averaging out to $8,709. Despite the high cost, many parents choose… Read More »

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Overpayment of Child Support in Florida: Is that Money Gone, Or Will I Be Reimbursed?

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The State of Florida treats child support awards very seriously, and carefully considers all factors of each parent and child’s circumstances before determining the most beneficial amount for everyone. Once an amount is determined, the payer can either set up a direct transfer to the recipient’s bank account, or they can make monthly payments… Read More »

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College Costs for Children of Divorced Parents

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College is an excellent option for young adults building towards successful careers. But for divorced parents of children who are pursuing post-secondary degrees, the law can create some muddled obligations and challenges. In most jurisdictions, parents are not obligated to fund their children’s college educations or provide an education for them, in large part… Read More »

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Child Support Ends at Age 18? Think Again

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Traditionally, child support obligations end when the child becomes 18 years of age (specifically, on the child’s eighteenth birthday). However, under some circumstances, it may be necessary to extend child support beyond that time. A child’s current school or educational status (for instance, if a child is attending higher education) or a child’s physical… Read More »

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The Parents are Separating- Who Pays Junior’s College Tuition

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As the rising costs of college tuition and young adult living expenses continues to skyrocket, concerns regarding which parent, if either, should contribute to children’s educational expenses in the case of divorce or separation becomes an even more pressing issue. Some states will honor and enforce a student’s parents’ divorce or separation agreement and… Read More »

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