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What is Contempt?

When it comes to a divorce, there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...
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Dealing with Divorce in Your 20's

Studies have shown that the younger a person marries, the more likely it is the marriage ends in divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 60% of marriages for couples between ...
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Requirements for Modifying Child Support in FL

According to Florida family law, child support is always modifiable if the change would be at least $50 or 15% (whichever is greater). However, a “substantial change of circumstances” ...
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Enforcing Child Support in Florida

When parents divorce, the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay money to the custodial parent in order to support their child or children. However, there are occasions where the noncustodial parent ...
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How to Enforce Court Orders

Is your ex is refusing to comply with the court orders? Whether you have had the terms of your divorce finalized in courts or have requested relief for a matter such as child support, your ex is bound ...
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How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...
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The Lies Florida Residents Believe About Divorce

While it may be challenging to see it this way, especially when you are in the throws of an extremely difficult divorce, our friends are not always giving us the best advice. In one respect, the ...
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Teen Musician Chief Keef Accused of Not Paying Child Support

When child custody is awarded to one parent, the court will often require the other parent pay a certain amount of money every month for child support. Many other kinds of arrangements also exist ...
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New Florida Legislation a Win for Family Law

There is a lot more to family law than most people imagine. Although family law does often deal with the topics commonly associated with divorce and custody issues, there is more to family law than ...
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Florida Parents: Pay Your Child Support or Face Consequences

When a court orders child support, the court then expects the parent who has been ordered to do so to make the support payments on time, every time. After all, the custodial parent and, by extension, ...
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Mother Withdraws Paternity Suit Against Michael Jordan

Even Florida residents that aren't sports fans may have heard about the recent lawsuit filed against Michael Jordan. A woman filed a paternity suit against Jordan alleging that he was the father ...
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Judge to Child Support Debtor: Stop Procreating

Failing to pay child support is a serious offense that can drastically affect the wellbeing of child. Even so, many custodial parents may feel frustrated at the relatively light penalties that are ...
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Newspaper Publishings Help Collect Unpaid Child Support

Keeping up with court-ordered support payments for one's children is a legal duty that must be adhered to, or it could lead to time spent in jail. Most people in Florida would agree that the needs ...
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Occupy Protest Mother Gets Divorce, Banker Husband Gets Kids

Married couples decide to separate for all types of different reasons. Many times, financial reasons cause a Florida couple to divorce. Other times, it is a difference of beliefs and priorities that ...
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Authorities Arrest Man for Non-Payment of Child Support

As many people are aware, it is against the law to refuse to pay court-ordered support for children. Most state authorities, such as those in Florida, will work hard to find parents who are severely ...
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15 Parents Arrested for Non-Payment of Child Support

When it comes to family law, the court is dedicated to serving the best interests of the children. Children are usually hurt the most when a non-custodial parent fails to pay child support in Florida. ...
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Father Denied Request to Reduce Child Support Payments

When parents split up and share custody of their children, the courts will often determine that the non-custodial parent is responsible for paying child support to the custodial parent for the care ...
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Florida Judge Sentences Man for Failure to Pay Child Support

It is a law that has been rarely used according to the clerk of a country criminal court. However, a Florida woman armed with contempt of court orders for her ex-husband's failure to pay child ...
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Is Divorce Causing Strain on Your Teenager?

When a couple has children, the kids often get caught up in the middle of a divorce. It doesn't matter their age; they tend to be in the middle of everything. Sometimes the children may feel torn ...
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Future Tax Considerations for Those Planning to Divorce

While tax time for most Florida individuals has come and gone, there are still some that have not filed. Some filers end up taking extensions to sort out complicated issues when it comes to their tax ...
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Will Organizational Skills Help in a Florida Divorce?

As Florida residents are well aware, divorce causes a number of emotions to creep up. Some days will be better than other days. However, these powerful feelings can impair one's judgment, possibly ...
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Does Dennis Rodman Owe Over $800,000 in Child Support?

In Florida and elsewhere, non-custodial parents who fail to meet their child support obligations may find themselves facing civil penalties and even time behind bars. Recently, former NBA player ...
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Important Changes to Florida Child Support Statute

With the signing of Florida House bill 907, Florida Family Law statutes have had quite a few changes. The Child Support Statue update now mandates that effective January 1, 2011, any and all child ...
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Florida Alimony and Child Support to Change: House Bill 907 Becomes Law

Divorce in Florida, especially alimony and child support have been changed when House Bill 907 was signed into law yesterday. This bill was merely waiting for the signature of the Governor, as it had ...
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Florida Child Support: How is it Calculated and Who Pays?

Aside from providing love and regular attention after a divorce or paternity case, parents have no higher obligation than to provide financially for their children after the divorce. Child Support is ...
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