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Top Five Child Support Enforcement Options

Top Five Child Support Enforcement Options Florida families count on child support payments to elevate the standard of living of their children. Yet less than half of custodial parents receive the full amount of support, and many receive little or nothing. The Florida Attorney General has primary jurisdiction to enforce child support orders. This enforcement service is free to obligees. However, as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The AG is often slow. Furthermore, its lawyers do not represent families. Instead, they represent the state. A private Orlando family law attorney has the same available enforcement tools. Furthermore, a...

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Six Costly Mistakes in Timesharing Child Custody Cases in Florida

When going through a divorce, the timesharing schedule (commonly referred to as custody schedule), is often a disputed and contentious topic. While there is no presumption of 50/50 custody or timesharing, most judges in Central Florida start with the notion that they want each parent to spend as much time as possible -...

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Child Support After the Age of Eighteen (18) in Florida

As a general rule, the legal duty of a parent to support his child ceases at the age of majority, which in the State of Florida is 18 years old. This is because a parent has no legal duty to continue to provide support to a child who has reached the age of majority, unless the trial court has made a finding of dependence pursuant to section 743.07(2), Florida Statutes, or the parties otherwise agree. However, child support may continue beyond the age of 18 years for a dependent person if: (1) the dependency is due to mental or physical...

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