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How to seek a modification of a divorce settlement

Life does not stay the same following a divorce and as a divorcing couples looks to their future and life following divorce, the need for divorce settlement-related modifications may arise. In recognition of this, and the impact life changes may have on a divorce settlement, the family law process provides important resources to help when a modification is needed.

Child support payments can go farther than you think

Divorce undoubtedly can leave many Americans, including those from Coral Gables and the south Florida area, flustered. It is not uncommon for emotions to run exceptionally high during a divorce; in many cases, if a couple was able to work together and resolve differences, they would not be getting divorced in the first place.

How do I protect my kids while going through divorce?

When a marriage goes south and the possibility of a divorce becomes more likely, one of the most pressing concerns for divorcing parents is that their children's lives will be negatively affected. While human nature tends to embrace comfort, there are times when a change is necessary and is, ultimately, for the better for all parties involved. After all, children living in an unhealthy, unhappy and potentially toxic relationship with two sparring parents is not in their best interests.

What can Miami residents use child support payments for?

Contrary to popular belief, child support payments in the United States cover more than just the basic necessities of food and shelter. In fact, a general rule of thumb is that anything that can be used to enhance or improve a child's upbringing and growth likely can be paid for from child support payments.

Recover late child support payments to cover everyday expenses

Most parents would agree that raising children is a joy and a privilege. However, it is also a huge financial responsibility. When you are a single parent with physical custody, it is common to be awarded child support by a Florida family court. These payments come from the child's other parent who has been assigned a portion of the child's financial responsibility.

Child support and its effect on filing Florida tax return

With the turn of the year comes the time to think about one's financial situation at the end of the year. Come April, federal and/or state tax determinations or extensions are due for most Americans. When parents are raising a child in different households this can affect your tax return. Many are not sure how to account for child support and its effect on their tax return.

Child support can help pay for which child-rearing expenses?

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and most challenging jobs on the planet. Being a single-parent comes with it's own set of challenges when your child's parent is living in a different household. However, with child custody arrangements, the costs of rearing a child do not all need to be placed on the primary custodial parent. Child support is a topic that can be written into the child custody arrangement.

We help you seek recovery of back-owed Miami child support

When it comes to the well-being of children and the success of their future, there isn't anything that will come between a Miami parent and their child's success. Success for a child can come in many forms, but one thing a child undoubtedly needs is financial support. This is a big reason why child support is court-ordered and enforced. If a parent has accrued back-owed child support, there may be ways to collect.

Expenses generally not covered by child support

A divorcing couple should take stock of their financial situation, especially if child support is involved. In the state of Florida, a family law court decides how much should be paid by estimating the amount of money the parents would spend on their child if they were all residing in one household. That amount will then be divided, based on each parent's income. Expenses usually include daycare, the child's health insurance, the cost of overnight visits and funds to set aside for college. What might not be considered are the extra expenses involved in raising a child.

We can help you seek modifications to your child support order

Recent posts on this Miami divorce law blog have discussed a variety of topics related to child support. From exploring how income is established for the purposes of computing child support to evaluating the factors a court may consider when determining the amount of a child support award, it become clear quite quickly that child support can be a economically significant commitment. Though child support is generally awarded so that a parent maintains financial responsibility for his kid it can also become a heavy burden for a parent whose circumstances change.

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