Category: Child Support

What is a Guardian ad Litem?

When moving through complicated divorce cases, the children are often briefly forgotten. Amidst all of the property arguments, child support claims, and accusations, it can be tough to hear the child’s voice. That is the purpose of a Guardian ad Litem. A Guardian ad Litem can be appointed by the...

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Paternity Test Reveals Twins Have Different Dads

It is very rare, but it happens: it is possible for twins to have different fathers. Recently, for only the third time in the US, a judge ruled that a man was only legally required to pay child support for one twin. The other twin did not share his DNA...

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Shared Parenting Makes Sense

Being a single parent is stressful. Not only is it hard, but according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Census Bureau, children raised by a single parent are more likely to commit suicide, end up in prison, drop out...

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Florida Woman Punished for being Owed Child Support?

Heather Figueroa's ex-husband owes her $57,000 in child support. You can imagine her surprise, then, when the Florida Department of Revenue froze her accounts and attempted to take the money from her, rather than the other way around. Rather than being short on money, waiting patiently for legal teams to...

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Florida Man Racks Up Child Support, Arrested

When a couple is facing divorce, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Couples that have children must inevitably work out child support. As money is involved, child support can be a contentious issue. Sometimes one spouse refuses to cooperate, and may withhold child support payments out of anger....

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Child Support Increase ‘Too Much’ According to Miami Heat Player

Mario Chalmers, point guard for the Miami Heat, has been in court a few times in recent years discussing child support for his daughter. He has been in court again recently, this time fighting a court order that increased his monthly child support amount to $10,000 a month. Chalmers's ex-girlfriend,...

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Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?

Child support can be a major expense for anyone. What happens, though, when it is not just difficult to pay, but impossible? By far the most common approach is to have the court hold them in contempt, and thrown in jail. There is a potential problem with this, however. Being...

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Child Support Payments and College

When going through a divorce, an individual will likely have a thousand questions running through their minds. Who will get custody of our kids? How long will this take? How are we going to split assets? Is the family going to split, or stay close? Will I have enough money...

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Paying Child Support for a Grandchild?

A Florida grandmother recently found herself on the hook for thousands of dollars in child support, for a child that is not hers. Avon Park resident Vickie Holsey started having issues in July 2013, when a court order required her to pay child support for her 2-year-old granddaughter. Further compounding...

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Man Arrested for $450k in Owed Child and Spousal Support

It seems that the tale of a spouse not paying their child/spousal support is as old as time. Even in this day and age where you can’t wiggle a toe without a GPS satellite pin-pointing your location, it seems as if people still try to get away with not paying...

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