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Legal Options If a Parent Fails To Pay Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Every parent has a duty to provide for the basic expenses and needs of their child, and when parents are divorced the noncustodial parent usually pays the custodial parent child support to maintain the child’s standard of living. But what happens when a parent fails to pay child support? What options does the recipient… Read More »

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Can I Deny Visitation for Failure to Pay Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When it comes to child custody and support, there are many issues that can arise between parents. Typically, the noncustodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent to help cover the child’s expenses, and the noncustodial parent has either joint custody or visitation rights with the child. One commonly asked question when the… Read More »

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When Does Child Support End in Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many people assume that child support payments end when a child becomes a legal adult at eighteen years old; however, in Florida this is not always the case. You should never assume that child support payments have ended without talking to an experienced attorney about your family law case first. Stopping child support payments… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

After paternity is established or a divorce is finalized where a minor child is involved, child support is paid from one parent to the other for that child’s needs. Typically, the noncustodial parent pays the custodial parent child support in order to maintain a quality standard of living for the child. But how is… Read More »

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When Can I Modify a Child Support Order?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When children are involved in a Florida divorce, one of the aspects of the final divorce decree is establishing the amount of child support that must be paid from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent for the child’s care and wellbeing. However, circumstances can change in the months and years after your divorce… Read More »

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Does Covering Extra Items Count Towards Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce when minor children are involved is always difficult, and once child custody and visitation schedules are set the court will determine the proper amount of child support that needs to be paid from the noncustodial parent. But what if your child or the custodial parent asks for additional money or items… Read More »

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Have Children? Getting Divorced? Here’s What You Need to Know About Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorces can be complicated, especially when children are involved. While determining the amount and type of child support can be one of the most difficult conversations you will have during the divorce process, it is a necessary one. Going into this conversation with an understanding of what child support is and how it works… Read More »

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Enforcing Child Support Orders in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Obtaining your child support order from the court is sometimes only half of the battle. Getting the other parent to actually pay support can sometimes be even more difficult than obtaining the court-ordered support. So, what can you do if the other parent is behind on support or simply refuses to pay? You have… Read More »

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What is Considered “Income” for Calculating Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The Court goes through an extensive review of your finances when you are ordered to pay child support. The Court will look at your income and expenses and compare that information to the other parent’s finances. However, only certain money coming in is considered “income” for purposes of the child support calculation, and you… Read More »

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