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Appealing a Child Custody or Visitation Order

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Court decisions regarding child custody and visitation permanently affect a parent’s relationship with their child, and sometimes the court does not always come to the correct conclusions on these issues. If you believe that a mistake was made by the court when determining child custody in your case, you may have the option to… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to be in Arrears?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

As part of every paternity case or divorce involving children, the court will order one parent to pay child support to the other in order to cover the child’s living expenses. If the parent paying child support misses payments, cannot pay, or refuses to pay support it is called being in arrears. Florida law… Read More »

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How to Appeal a Child Support Order

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Determining the proper amount of child support is a complicated process in Florida that involves complex child support tables, guidelines, and numerous other factors specific to each case. As such, sometimes errors are made when determining how much support a child should receive in a Florida divorce, either receiving too much or too little… Read More »

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Requesting Child Support Modifications Due to COVID Layoffs

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The coronavirus pandemic is causing severe disruptions in Florida’s economy, with thousands of workers in many different industries being laid off or furloughed from their jobs. For employees who also make child support payments, this can be an even more stressful time. Thankfully, if you or someone you know is in this position you… Read More »

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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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