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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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How Do my Child’s Educational Needs Factor into my Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a couple with minor children divorces, a parenting plan is part of their divorce settlement. Parenting plans are legal orders that provide structure for the children’s relationships with their parents after the divorce is finalized. These orders are focused on what the court determines to be in the children’s best interest, which often… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Retroactive Child Support in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Depending on the financial circumstances involved, a custodial parent may be entitled to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent. To enforce their legal rights and get the full financial support that is owed, custodial parents will need to obtain a child support order from a Florida family law court. When that order… Read More »

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Can I Get a Child Support Order If I Am Still Married?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When most Florida residents think of child support cases, they picture one of the following two scenarios: A couple gets divorced, and the spouse with primary custody receives child support payments from their former partner; or A couple was never married, and the parent who has primary custody receives child support payments from the… Read More »

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What Business Owners Need to Know About Retained Earnings and Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The term ‘retained earnings’ refers to the net income earned by a company that is left in the business, instead of being paid out to the shareholders. When a business owner goes through a divorce, retained earnings, a seemingly esoteric and dry accounting matter, can become a fiercely disputed family law issue. In fact,… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Health Insurance & Child Support

By Steve W. Marsee |

The state of Florida has established standardized child support guidelines. These guidelines are used as a basis for calculating child support obligations in any disputes, and they address all major child support issues, including health insurance. Here, our Orlando child support attorneys discuss how health insurance and related issues might impact one’s child support… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Cases and Voluntary Unemployment

By Steve W. Marsee |

A person’s income can matter a lot in a Florida family law case. Indeed, from property distribution, to spousal support (alimony) to child support obligations, the calculation of income will have a dramatic effect on the results of the case. Contrary to what many people believe, calculating income is not always a straightforward process…. Read More »

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When Can Florida Courts Deviate from the Child Support Guidelines?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The state of Florida has established official guidelines for calculating child support payments. These guidelines are meant to establish a baseline for a child support award. As such, there is a general presumption that the guidelines will produce a figure that is fair to both parents and to the children. However, these guidelines are… Read More »

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Children Over the Age of Eighteen and Child Support in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, child support obligations typically last until a child’s eighteenth birthday. As the Florida Supreme Court Case of Perla v. Perla made very clear, once a child turns eighteen, child support comes to an end. However, since that case was initially decided in 1952, the law has been refined. Today, child support still… Read More »

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Florida Child Support: Special Considerations for Cases Involving a High-Income Parent

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child support is an issue in many divorce and child custody cases. If you have minor children and you are getting divorced, or if you are going through a custody dispute, you need to understand how child support works. Your children must always be properly financially supported. At the same time, it is important… Read More »

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