Tag Archives: Boca Raton Child Support Lawyers
What Happens if You Don’t Pay Child Support in Florida?
When someone is ordered to pay child support, it’s an obligation that they need to take seriously. Both parents need to be active participants in their child’s life, and that includes supporting him or her. Failure to comply with Florida court-ordered child support can have serious consequences. If you were awarded child support payments… Read More »
Making and Receiving Child Support Payments through Florida’s State Disbursement Unit
The Florida State Disbursement Unit, also known as the FLSDU, receives and sends out child support payments. Congress requires that all child support payments, no matter what state, must be made through centralized disbursement centers. This simplifies the process, and provides accountability and a single point of contact for everyone involved in the process…. Read More »
Cost Of Living Adjustments And Child Support
The cost of living increases by a certain percentage each year based on inflation. For this reason, child support that may have been adequate to cover child related expenses may not be enough in future years. Parents receiving child support may therefore worry about how far the child support will go in future years… Read More »
Justification For Spending Child Support
A parent who is ordered to pay child support to the other parent in order to provide for his child may also sometimes pay for other things for the child outside of the ordered payments, such as clothes and shoes. The parent may wonder whether paying for these extra items counts towards the court… Read More »
Assumption Of Paternity And Divorcing Parents
Under Florida law, children born during a marriage are considered the children of the couple. This is the case even without conducting a paternity test. That means that a husband is considered legally responsible for the children born into the marriage, even when he is sure another man is the biological father, and the… Read More »
Child Support Myths: Busted
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding Florida child support, such as how it is calculated, who has to pay, and what it is to be used for. At the Law Offices of Schwartz | White, our child support attorneys educate our clients on what to expect in terms of child support so that… Read More »
What Is Considered Income for Florida Child Support Purposes?
If you are going through a Florida child custody case, you probably have a lot of pressing questions. From wondering how custody is determined to seeking to understand “physical rights” and “legal rights,” parents of divorce want to understand every aspect of the child custody determination process. One aspect that parents seek to understand… Read More »
Do I Have to Accept Child Support Payments in Florida?
It is rare, but it does happen: a spouse who is awarded child support does not want to accept it. Sometimes an individual denies child support payments because he or she feels they are financially stable on their own; other times, they do not want to add undue stress to the other parent; and… Read More »
Modifying Your Florida Child Support Orders
When a judge determines the amount of child support that a mother or father has to pay post divorce, he or she does so with care and calculation, and with the child’s best interests in mind. Child support is awarded not only to help the primary caregiver support the child, but also to help… Read More »
Frequently Asked Questions: Bits and Pieces of Post-Divorce Life
Divorce can be a messy and time-consuming process. However, many people do not anticipate having questions after the divorce is completed. How to deal with individual custody issues, what to do when one ex-spouse’s relationship status changes, and how to collect child support from a non-paying parent are all examples of the types of… Read More »