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Category Archives: Child Support

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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Florida Man Ordered to Pay More than Six Figures in Child Support

By Steve W. Marsee |

Ft. Lauderdale resident Jeffrey Kingman, 51, was sentenced to five years probation by a U.S. District court earlier this month for failure to pay child support, according to a recent Bangor Daily News report. Kingman allegedly owed more than $100,000 in back payments. Last fall, Kingman waived a grand jury trial and instead pled… Read More »

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How to Modify Florida Support and What To Avoid

By Steve W. Marsee |

The divorce process can be stressful and difficult to manage, especially if there are children involved in addition to property. After the former spouses start their new lives, each one must adhere to the divorce decree issued by the family law judge. Often the court-ordered document addresses several factors that were at issue, and… Read More »

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Ashley Madison Leak Has Led to More Divorces

By Steve W. Marsee |

News agencies across the nation have reported the recent website hacking of Ashley Madison – an adultery-management company dedicated to facilitating infidelity among the married population – exposed more than 30 million client memberships. The private information exposed included email addresses, credit card numbers, physical addresses and sometimes sexual fantasies. An initial class-action lawsuit… Read More »

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Parents Experiencing Problems with Child Support System

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many parents are experiencing problems with the Florida state child support system. One mother has not received her child support payments in weeks. Jessy Valerio claimed that she has had problems with the system in the past, and the state paid her a penny. Now, it has been multiple weeks and the state has… Read More »

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Florida Woman $24,000 Behind in Child Support

By Steve W. Marsee |

A Florida woman is facing prison time after she admitted to being more than $24,000 behind in child support payments for her two children. Kathleen Zweeres, 37, of Davenport was charged with four counts of nonsupport of dependents and she pled guilty last week to two of those charges. In exchange for the guilty… Read More »

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Florida Man Arrested after Failure to Pay $120,000 in Child Support

By Steve W. Marsee |

A man was arrested in Tampa last week on a federal charge that he failed to pay nearly $120,000 in child support to a woman in Maine over a period of ten years. Glen S. Caristinos, 48, of Safety Harbor has been charged with a Class E federal felony for failure to pay child… Read More »

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Grounds to Terminate Parental Rights in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Being a parent is arguably the biggest responsibility that a person will ever take on in their life. Most parents perform this role well and serve as the protector, caretaker, and role model for their child. However, some parents do not live up to their responsibilities, and Florida law provides the means to terminate… Read More »

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Determining the Best Interests of the Child

By Steve W. Marsee |

If a child is involved in a divorce proceeding, part of the settlement agreement is determining child custody and visitation rights. Also known as shared parental responsibility in Florida, the court encourages the parents to come to an agreement on their own regarding custody and any visitation rights. If an agreement cannot be reached,… Read More »

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Florida Uncontested Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a Florida couple that wishes to divorce meets certain requirements, they can participate in an “uncontested divorce” proceeding. When both spouses agree to the terms of property division, alimony, child support, and custody it is possible to be eligible for this procedure. Going through an uncontested divorce has many advantages over the long,… Read More »

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