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How is child support established in Florida?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Both parents have an equal duty to support their children. You need to know that the right to support belongs to the child, and it may not be waived or contracted away by a parent. The court must set child support pursuant the guideline amount – calculated by using a formula – unless it… Read More »

How is child support calculated in Florida?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Child support is set by Florida statute 61.30, which uses a formula based upon the parties’ income, health insurance costs for themselves and for the child, as well as any day care or after-school costs. All of these numbers are put into a formula, and child support is calculated. There are two types of… Read More »

Temporary relief: Getting action quick during a divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Sometimes one of the parties needs the court to order something before the final judgment. This is called “temporary relief,” and it can include alimony, child support, attorney’s fees, suit money and costs, determination of parental responsibility, orders regarding use and possession of marital assets (including the marital home), and payment of marital liabilities…. Read More »

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