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How Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Child Support Obligations In Divorce?

By Sean Smallwood |

Watching your unpaid child support obligations pile up as you are less and less able to afford them can be truly demoralizing. The judge might treat you like you are not serious about parenting when your financial struggles have nothing to do with your level of commitment to your children. Your ex might antagonize… Read More »

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Imputed Income In Florida Divorce Does Not Have to be Your Enemy

By Sean Smallwood |

You might think that “imputed income” is a dirty word, especially if the court calculated your alimony and child support obligations by assuming that you make more money than you actually do. In fact, imputed income has been a sticking point in many divorce cases. Maybe the court imputed too little income to your… Read More »

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Disagreements Over Financial Support for Adult Children in Orlando Divorce

By Sean Smallwood |

Even when you are generally happily married, disagreements about parent-child relationships can lead to hurt feelings. It is easy for your spouse to vent jealousy by taking cheap shots about you trying to turn your child into a mama’s boy or a daddy’s girl. Then there are the disagreements about specific incidents and issues…. Read More »

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Do You Have to Keep Paying Child Support if Your Child Moves Out of the Other Parent’s House?

By Sean Smallwood |

In Florida, the duration and amount of child support payments depend on various factors, including parental income and who the children live with. These and other factors can change over time, which may entitle the payor (the parent paying child support) to modify the existing order. For example, let’s say a father pays the… Read More »

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When Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support: Dos and Don’ts

By Sean Smallwood |

Despite the good intentions behind Florida’s child support laws, it can seem like a no-win situation when parents who can’t get along as a couple still have to make financial decisions about child support.  Being required to pay for the raising of children during times when they are not with you makes many child… Read More »

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Different Types Of Credit For Child Support

By Sean Smallwood |

Types of credits for child support to make sure your attorney understands There are a few different types of credits that many parents qualify for that are important any Orlando child support attorney to understand and include in your child support calculations. These often go unnoticed causing child support orders to be entered that… Read More »

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Will money I make from Uber driving affect child support

By Sean Smallwood |

Will the money I make from driving for Uber affect child support? In these modern days there are many ways a person can earn extra income from part time employment to having an online store or blog that generates additional income. One such method of earning extra income that is especially popular these days… Read More »

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Post Divorce DOR Child Support

By Sean Smallwood |

After A Divorce Many Parents Feel As Though They Receive Unfair Treatment By The Department Of Revenue Regarding Child Support One very common issue that divorce and child support attorneys deal with for their clients is where the florida department of revenue undertakes enforcement of the other parent’s child support order. This occurs when… Read More »

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Chris Brown Child Support Battle May Be Bad News

By Sean Smallwood |

Chris Brown May Have Lost Himself A Sweet Child Support Deal Chris Brown has found himself in a legal battle over child support and may end up losing the sweet deal he had on his child support payments. Chris Brown is currently ordered to pay $2500 per month as child-support to the mother of… Read More »

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Child Support Cases That Include Daycare Costs in Orlando, Florida

By Sean Smallwood |

Orlando Child Support Attorneys Often Face Adding Child Care Costs to Child Support Calculations, However, There Are Some Situations Where They Do Not Go Into The Calculation One issue that often goes hand and hand with child support cases is the situation where a child or children who are part of the support case… Read More »

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Contempt in Department of Revenue Child Support in Orlando, FL

By Sean Smallwood |

Contempt Issues in Department of Revenue Child Support Cases in Orlando, Fl For anyone who pays child support in Florida, in a family law case that involves the Department of Revenue, the negative consequences of non-payment are always waiting just around the corner. Very often parents who owe support lose their jobs, have their… Read More »

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Out of State DOR Child Support Cases

By Sean Smallwood |

When Orlando child support attorneys have cases that involve out of state child support in front of the DOR Sometimes the solution is simpler than you would think. The Florida Department of Revenue, or the DOR, is an arm of Florida government that initiates child support actions on behalf of parents needing child support.This… Read More »

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Intentional Underemployment In Orlando Divorce Or Child Support Actions

By Sean Smallwood |

How To Deal With Intentional Underemployment In Divorce Or Child Support Cases. In Florida divorce and child custody cases an issue that comes up quite often is where one party intentionally loses or causes themselves to lose their income. This is called intentional unemployment and it happens for many reasons; one spouse wants to… Read More »

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When Can I get A Modification of Child Support?

By Sean Smallwood |

There are certain times at which your Orlando Attorney can seek a modification of your child support: The Florida statute that address child support sets forth certain situations where a person may seek a modification of a child support payment. It does not matter if you are the parent who pays or receives the… Read More »

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