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Establishing paternity for the basis of child support

If you are seeking child support payments to help pay the expenses for your child, you will need to establish paternity if you are not married to the other parent or if you were never married to the other parent. This can be a challenging process, especially if you cannot track down the other parent. Let's explore how paternity relates to child support and how you can establish it in today's post.

Reviewing child support statistics

Child support is an important part of life for millions of parents and children. These payments are ordered by the court and help custodial parents care for their children whether or not they have a job. These payments might not always be made by the person ordered to make them, which often leads to serious problems between both parents. Let's look at some child support statistics in today's post.

Restoring your driver's license due to child support issue

Failing to pay child support in Florida is a serious issue. Whether you are required to pay $100 per month or $600 per month, you need to make these payments on time. If you don't, the court can take various actions to make sure the money gets where it needs to go. This includes taking your tax refund check, withholding your income and placing levies on your financial accounts. The state can also suspend your driver's license.

Child support and getting remarried

Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, especially when you have young children. If you are receiving child support from your first marriage, and decide to get remarried, what happens? Do you continue to receive child support? Let's examine how child support is impacted by the custodial parent getting remarried in today's post.

How to enforce the payment of child support

Child support is an important part of many child custody agreements in West Palm Beach. Having to raise your children on just one income, or only via child support payments, can be very difficult. You might not be able to pay for food one week or put clothes on their backs the other. Either way, if you have been awarded child support, you need to understand how you can enforce the payments being made.

Open a college savings fund using child support

If you recently filed for divorce from your spouse in West Palm Beach and you have children, you are likely wondering what you can do with any child support you receive. Child support can be used for just about anything when it comes to your child, including opening a college savings fund in their name.

Reasons to request a child support modification

You are required to follow the terms of a child support agreement that has been issued by the family court. This means that you must issue payment to the other parent of your child according to the court order. If there ever comes a time when you cannot make payments, for whatever reason, it's important that you speak honestly with the other parent. Here are some reasons why you can modify a child support order.

The impact of the federal shutdown on child support payments

The ramifications of the recent federal government shutdown may last for some time for furloughed employees and their families. Among those who could face legal issues in addition to financial ones are parents who pay child support.

Medical expenses are a key component of child support

If you've been ordered or agreed to pay child support, you're likely expected to pay for some, if not all, of your child's medical expenses. In most cases, this will include any expenses above and beyond what your insurance covers, such as deductibles and copays. It may also include the cost of procedures and treatments not covered by your insurance policy.

Tracking and reimbursing shared child-related expenses

If you and your co-parent are sharing custody of your children and you have roughly the same income, you may have decided to share child-related expenses rather than put a child support order in place. You may both have every intention of paying your fair share of things like school fees, clothes, medical expenses and more. However, sometimes the everyday realities of sharing expenses can get messy.

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