Category Archives: Child Support
How Do I Request A Child Support Reduction In Florida
After a divorce or separation, the non-custodial parent—the parent without primary physical possession of the child—is often required to pay child support. In Florida, child support is based mainly on parental income. Though, other factors could impact child support as well. You may be wondering: Can you get child support reduced? In Florida, a… Read More »
How Does Child Support Work With Shared Custody In Florida?
Following a divorce or separation in Florida, one parent is often required to pay child support to the other to support the minor children. This raises an important question: Is child support still paid if the parents have share time with the child? In Florida, the answer is “it depends”—the key factors are the… Read More »
Can I Get More Child Support If Ex Gets A New Job?
Following a divorce or separation, the parent with primary custody may be entitled to child support from their former partner. In Florida, there are basic guidelines in place to help determine how much child support a non-custodial parent must pay. Child support is based primarily on income. This raises an important question: Can you… Read More »
Past Due Child Support: How Does The Federal Tax Refund Offset Program Work?
A significant number of parents do not receive the full child support that they are due. In fact, the United States Census Bureau estimates that just 44 percent of custodial parents nationwide are getting the complete amount of child support that they are owed. In Florida, parents have a number of different child support… Read More »
Child Support and Wage Garnishment in Florida: An Overview
For parents going through a divorce, child support can be one of the most contentious and complicated issues. In Florida, child support can be handled through a voluntary agreement or through a state agency. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, the Child Support Program will automatically send a withholding notice to the… Read More »
Federal Government: Stimulus Payments Will Be Offset for Past Due Child Support
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is an economic relief legislation designed to help individuals, families, and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. One provision of the bill provides direct financial support to many people in the form of economic impact payments—or as they are better known, stimulus payments. The federal… Read More »
Florida Child Support: What is Imputed Income?
Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 61.30), child support obligations are typically calculated using certain basic guidelines. While calculating child support may seem complicated, it is actually a reasonably straightforward process in the majority of cases. That being said, there are certainly exceptions to this general rule. In some circumstances, Florida family law courts… Read More »
What Should I Do If My Ex Stopped Paying Child Support in Florida?
Under Florida law (Chapter 61.30), parents have a legal duty to provide basic financial support for their children. If you are a parent who has custody of your child, you may be entitled to receive child support from your former partner. Unfortunately, once you obtain a child support award, you may still run into… Read More »