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Tag Archives: Child Support Payments

Can You Be Ordered To Pay For Your Child’s College Expenses After A Divorce?

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When child support is calculated as part of a divorce, it is usually ordered to last until the child reaches eighteen years of age or until nineteen years if the child is still in high school at the time. A parent’s obligation to support a child, including by paying for educational expenses, usually do… Read More »

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Child Support Myths: Busted

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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 »

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What Is Considered Income for Florida Child Support Purposes?

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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 »

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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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Do I Have to Accept Child Support Payments in Florida?

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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 »

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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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Modifying Your Florida Child Support Orders

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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 »

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Federal Income Tax and Divorce: Frequently Asked Questions

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If you are going through a divorce, taxes may be one of the last things on your mind.  Of course, Tax Day is on its way, and many federal income tax issues can derail your financial situation and intensify your stress and the complications of your divorce proceeding down the line.  Do you have… 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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Consequences of Not Paying Child Support

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Paying child support is an essential part of post-divorce life, if ordered by the court. Florida law encourages child support where necessary to ensure that children receive the full measure of support in their upbringing from two parents. Florida strictly enforces child support in comparison to other states, and a failure to contribute properly… Read More »

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