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Do You Have To Pay Child Support If The Other Parent Was Awarded Sole Custody?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, parents have an obligation to financially support their kids. When parents get divorced, they may be reluctant to support their children voluntarily. That is why Florida courts award child support when a divorce happens to make sure that parents pay child support. But do you have to pay child support to… Read More »

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What Types Of Expenses Are Covered By Child Support In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When parents who share minor children file for divorce, they need to address different issues. Child custody and child support are two of the most contested issues in a divorce involving children. Typically, Florida courts require one parent to pay child support after a divorce. Both the parent who was ordered to pay support… Read More »

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What Is A Motion To Deviate From Child Support Guidelines In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If your divorce involves children, you may have heard that you have the option of filing a Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines, also known as Family Law Form 943. But what does this motion mean, and what can it help you accomplish? As you may know, parents’ child support obligations are determined… Read More »

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Does The Payor Have To Pay Child Support While A Child Is In College?

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are many questions surrounding child support in Florida, particularly when the child support obligation is terminated. Many parents believe that the payor is required to pay for the supported child’s college costs even after the child turns 18. Paying college costs is a huge burden for many students and their parents in Florida… Read More »

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Will I Be Ordered To Pay Child Support If I’m Unemployed?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you do not have a job, you may wonder if you can be ordered to pay child support despite unemployment. Each parent’s current employment is one of many factors that are considered by Florida courts when deciding whether to order child support in a divorce. Contrary to popular belief, just because you are… Read More »

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How Can You Receive Child Support Payments in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

After resolving a divorce with children, the final order may include a child support award. Typically, the order specifies the manner in which one parent will make support payments to their former spouse. However, in some cases, the parties can decide how the supported parent will receive child support payments. If your final order… Read More »

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Behind on Child Support? You Might Get No Stimulus Check at All

By Steve W. Marsee |

Obligor parents behind on child support payments may not get a stimulus check from the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans have already started receiving their stimulus checks, a direct deposit from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package signed by President Donald Trump in March 2020. However,… Read More »

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When a Child Support Modification is Appropriate in Florida (and When It’s Not)

By Steve W. Marsee |

If one parent was ordered to pay child support, it is likely because the other parent needs those funds to ensure that their shared child has a financially secure life. However, circumstances do change over time, and the non-custodial parent may no longer afford those payments or the custodial parent may need more money… Read More »

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How Do Subsequent Children Impact Your Child Support Obligations in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you were ordered to pay child support, you have an obligation to provide adequate financial support to cover such essential items as your child’s shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care, and other necessities. But what if you have subsequent children from a new relationship or remarriage? Does having a child with another parent… Read More »

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What Happens to my Parenting Plan When my Child Goes Off to College?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Your child graduating from high school and heading off to college is a big moment for any parent. When your child heads away to college – or even if your child opts to stay local and instead attend a community college or vocational program, his or her schedule will inevitably change once he or… Read More »

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