Category: Child Support

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if we Split Custody 50/50?

In an ideal world, each parent would be responsible for exactly 50 percent of their child’s finances and no court orders would determine who pays how much and for what. Unfortunately, that ideal situation doesn’t always happen. One parent typically ends up spending more on their children, whether they live...

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Does Alimony Ever Stop

In the state of Florida, alimony is typically modifiable in both amount and duration. But, in some cases alimony can specifically be non-modifiable. If a judge granted alimony that is non-modifiable or did not grant alimony at all, alimony cannot be modified or granted. This article explains the specific lifestyle...

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How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?

It is every parent’s basic duty to provide for their child whether they live with the parent or not. In a divorce, the parent not living with the child usually pays the custodial parent child support to help take care of their child. When a noncustodial parent refuses to pay...

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Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Florida

A divorce can be extremely stressful on children. Divorce courts in Florida take this into consideration in every case, leading them to consider what is in the best interest of the child in their custody decisions. There are several factors that go into determining the best interest of the child...

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Same Sex Divorce Rights

Same sex marriage is a fairly new thing to the legislation in most states. This leave same sex couples to face unique challenges when it comes to same sex divorce. Because there is no specific legislation made for same sex divorce, judges must interpret laws that were made with heterosexual...

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Reform Law for Fairness in Divorce

It's not uncommon for a divorce to be messy when it comes to disagreements about alimony, child custody and child support. The Florida Legislature has been working on divorce law reforms in hopes of making divorce more fair and less difficult on families. Changes to alimony and custody are framing...

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Consequences of Hiding Assets in a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be tempted to obscure some of your assets from the divorce proceedings. But we are here to say that getting caught hiding assets in a divorce proceeding can have drastic effects on the outcome of your case. It is legally required...

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What to Include in a Parenting Plan

If you have gone through a divorce involving children chances are you will be splitting parenting duties with your ex-spouse. It is absolutely vital to establish a good working relationship with your ex and some states even require parents to file a parenting plan with the court as a part...

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Penalties of Ignoring Family Court Order

When a former spouse fails to follow family court orders the consequences against them can be severe. Family court orders often pertain to child custody and visitation standards. We have outlined the penalties for ignoring child custody orders below. What is Child Custody and Visitation Child custody means that person...

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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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