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How COVID-19 is Impacting Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Despite the numbers of new COVID-19 cases decreasing across the United States, thousands of parents and children are still dealing with the fallout of this global pandemic. In many cases, this means issues with the payment and receipt of child support over the last year or more that are necessary to cover the living… Read More »

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What Qualifies for Child Support Modification?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Both parents have a duty to financially support their child, and in cases of divorce or paternity the noncustodial parent typically pays the custodial parent support to cover the child’s daily expenses and care. However, sometimes certain circumstances arise that require a modification to the existing child support order to either increase or decrease… Read More »

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Effect of Economic Stimulus Payments on Florida Child Support

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In the last year, the federal government has authorized the distribution of economic impact, also known as stimulus payments, to citizens in need. These payments included stimulus for adults who make under a certain income level as well as additional payments for eligible children. For parents that owe or are owed support, questions naturally… Read More »

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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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