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Tips For If You Are Owed Child Support

Child support can get complicated quickly. Child support guidelines broadly state that both parents are legally required to provide support. However, there are instances when one parent neglects to pay support. It can make life difficult, and budgeting for a child or children on one income isn’t right or fair – not to mention the fact that it’s a serious offense. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do if the other party is unemployed or won’t pay. Although they may serve jail time, it still won’t provide the much-needed income. Read More

How to Handle a Child Custody Dispute With Your Ex

Divorce is never easy and even more complicated when a child or children are involved. Child custody is a complicated issue in itself, but having to navigate a child custody dispute with an ex is even worse.

There are many factors that need to be considered and cooperating with a disagreeable ex-spouse can be a challenge. However, there are a few ways to make the process easier: Read More

What Is the Punishment For Not Paying Alimony?

Family court judges determine alimony based on a number of factors, and in some instances the person who has to pay this support may not agree with how the final figure was calculated.

Unlike child support, in which judges must follow a rigid set of guidelines, alimony laws are much more liberal, giving judges wide discretion in how to determine the amount a spouse will have to pay. Read More

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Your Divorce

There is no magic formula for how to inform children that you are getting a divorce, but this is one of the most important discussions you must have when your marriage is dissolving and there are children involved.

Without love, care and attention, children can quickly become casualties of a divorce; therefore, your responsibility is to ensure that you provide reassurance and comfort during this difficult time. Read More

How is the Amount of Child Support Determined?

The laws and guidelines when it comes to how child support payments are determined vary from state to state. In the state of Florida, the process is straightforward but encompasses a lot of steps. Many of the over 6 million custodial parents who receive child support in the U.S. are in Florida and if you live in the state and are wondering about how child support amounts are determined, we discuss the various steps below. Read More

Family Law Topic: What You Should Know When You Marry a Sex Offender

Love isn’t always something you can control. The same is true for the criminal justice system. The majority of crimes don’t stop following a person after they have been released from jail. Sex crimes can be especially daunting and haunt a person for the rest of their lives. For the registered sex offender, as well as the person or people who love them, having to register can impact everything in their lives from their employment and residency – and even their marriage and custody of their children can be impacted. Read More

Adjusting for Changes in Child Custody During the School Year

Divorce or breaking up with someone you share a child with can be hard enough, but the presence of children from the relationship can make things even more complicated. In the U.S. almost 27% of all children live in a household with one parent while the other parent lives elsewhere. This means that child custody is a major issue – an issue that can be complicated even further by the child being in school. Read More