• Things to Know about Child Support in Florida

    August 8, 2017

    A child support order tells parents what they must do financially to support their children. In Florida, both parents are legally compelled to financially support their minor child even if they are no longer married to each other. Child support is meant to cover the cost of a child’s upbringing in addition to necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. (more…)

  • Questions to Ask your Lawyer Regarding Child Custody and Timesharing

    January 29, 2017

    It can be difficult to separate from your spouse when children are involved. For both partners, it is important to know about all the aspects involved in the legal procedures of divorce, alimony, child support and custody & timesharing to safeguard your children’s future. (more…)

  • How A Child Support Lawyer Can Help Parents

    November 18, 2016

    Searching for the best Florida child support lawyer for your case? If parents are separated due to divorce, one of them may receive primary custody of their child (although this is becoming less common). In other cases, the parents may not have been married and the child resides full-time with one parent. In many cases like these, the parent who is no longer living with the child may be required to pay child support. Child support is awarded to fulfill the child's needs, including physical, emotional, and educational needs. (more…)

  • Alimony Bill Vetoed by Florida Governor

    April 28, 2016

    Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed SB 668, objecting to a 50/50 time-sharing provision in the bill that would have mandated that the courts presume equal time-sharing between parents is in the best interest of the child. This means that the presumption remains that permanent alimony should be awarded in a divorce case in which the parties are married 17 years or more. The veto also means that there is no “bright-line” age at which one is entitled to retire and automatically to get a modification of alimony. It will continue to be a case-by-case analysis. The veto also means that there is no set formula to determine the amount of alimony. The proposed legislation would have included a formula based upon the disparity in i

  • How Are Child Support Payments Determined?

    October 15, 2013

    Child support is a payment that is made on a regular basis in order to benefit a child after the dissolution of a marriage. The State of Florida expects that divorced parents will continue to be the primary source of financial support for their dependent child, and that both parents will share this responsibility. Palm Beach County child support attorneys must deal with how best to handle child support payments in any divorce case involving minor, dependent children. Florida statutes concerning the dissolution of marriage include detailed guidelines for determining the proper amount of child support each parent is expected to pay. Child support payments include health insurance premiums, as well as division of uncovered medical and