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January 2013 Archives

Alimony reform on the horizon?

Tampa residents considering marriage or divorce should make themselves aware of the current state of alimony laws in Florida, and the potential for change. Florida is one of a few states in the U.S. that still awards permanent alimony. Anybody thinking about marrying, divorcing or re-marrying should understand the potential consequences that a permanent alimony award could have on the payer, the recipient and even a new spouse.

Parent misses child support payments, loses driver's license

Florida parents who are owed monthly child support payments understand that receiving payments can be the difference between financial security and financial stress. Child support payments help to alleviate the costs of raising a child. While child support payments may be ordered by a court, a parent may not always follow through. Missed or ignored payments can cause emotional and financial tolls on a parent with custody.

Tips for couples interested in preparing for divorce

Too often couples considering divorce think that divorce is as simple as signing a piece of paper. While it may seem that way in Hollywood, in real life, divorce is a much more complex process. This is even more true for high-asset couples with complex estates. To expedite the process, however, there are a number of things that couples can do to prepare before any papers are ever drafted. The following are tips for Florida couples considering divorce.

Sperm donor asked to pay child support

Florida parents dealing with child support understand the complexities and challenges that can accompany a monthly payment, or lack thereof. Many times, much of the difficulty with child support payments stems from one parent's inability or refusal to pay. A child support order will typically dictate the monthly amount due.

"Most Wanted" deadbeat parent arrested; owes over $1.2 million

Single parents in Florida face unique challenges when raising a child alone. Commonly, financial issues can consume a majority of their time. Most troubling for some single parents are missed or unpaid child support payments. When an ex-spouse, or the other parent, has been ordered by a court to make child support payments, but fails to pay, finances can be difficult if not impossible to manage.

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