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Answering Your Child Support Questions

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If you are considering a divorce, in the process of a divorce, or have been recently divorced by a court, you may have many questions regarding the child support amounts that will be awarded to help your child financially. Child support is intended to equalize the financial obligation of both parents and ensure that… Read More »

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Calculating Alimony and Child Support

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Alimony and child support are court-ordered payments that are made from one spouse to another after a divorce. After a careful examination of the finances of both parties, a Florida court will make the determination of how much is owed for both alimony and child support. Determination of Income in Florida Part of the… Read More »

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Child Support and Florida Department of Revenue

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Paying child support is a necessary and mandated aspect divorced parents must follow, and this requirement is a central part of any divorce case involving children. However, unmarried parents still hold the same obligation to support their child until adulthood, but the process for establishing this ongoing obligation is not necessarily the same. Unlike… Read More »

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Can You Control How Child Support Is Spent?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Supporting one’s children is a natural and obvious obligation most parents are more than willing to fulfill. Issues arise, however, when a parent is ordered to pay child support, and by necessity must give control over how the money is spent to the former partner or spouse. Money is a precious resource, and parents… Read More »

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Child Support in a High Net-Worth Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

A parent’s obligation to support his/her child does not end at the courthouse doorstep simply because a divorce is granted. This mandatory responsibility continues until the child becomes an adult, and is subject to court oversight for its establishment, modification, enforcement, and termination. Florida has a formula for calculating the monthly child support amount… Read More »

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Figuring Out Which Parent Will Pay for Orthodontic Work

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Negotiating the terms of a divorce is a delicate balance, and it is hard to anticipate all the changes that will occur in the future which alter the needs of a child. Child support is meant to cover a variety of costs, but orthodontics is one of those expenses that is hard to predict… Read More »

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The Influence of Religion on Child Custody and Support

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The influence parents exert on their children’s lives is deep and profound. Parents provide the support, guidance, and example children use to develop their own sense of self, perspective of the world, and how to treat others. When parents divorce and must decide how to divide child custody, these decisions become much more difficult… Read More »

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How Social Security Benefits Can Impact Child Support

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Understanding how child support is calculated, and the specific types of income and expenses that are considered when determining how much a parent may owe, is critical to figuring out how to meet this obligation. Paying child support is not optional, and the child is the one primarily affected when this support is absent…. Read More »

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Sharing Child Custody With An Abuser

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Domestic violence has existed as long as humans have engaged in intimate relationships, and with modern research and advocacy, the unfortunate prevalence of this behavior is reported and more well-known. Escaping these situations is extremely difficult, especially if children are involved. There may be concerns about employment or finding a place to live if… Read More »

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The Impact Of Additional Children On Previous Child Support Obligations

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The image of the American family has changed drastically over the past thirty years, with more adults having children outside of marriage and with multiple partners, as well as blending families when new relationships form. This shifting dynamic does not alter, however, a parent’s ongoing obligation to provide financial support for every child until… Read More »

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