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Can the State Harass Me Over Child Support After a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay goes into effect. This is a stop on all debt collection attempts from your creditors. It is meant to give you some “breathing room” as you work through the bankruptcy process. There are two notable exceptions to this stop: collection attempts for child support and collection… Read More »

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Can the Court Make me Pay for my Adult Child’s College Education?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

A couple’s divorce settlement can cover many topics. If the couple has children, a few of these can pertain to their continuing care and support, even after they become adults. Although Florida does not require parents to contribute to their children’s college expenses, financial support for college can be part of a couple’s divorce… Read More »

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Who Gets to Claim your Child as a Dependent for Tax Purposes in your Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

With the tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, it is important to have all your documents in order far ahead of April 15. It is also important to determine details like whether you will file singly or as a married couple – if you divorced during the past year, you can choose either. If you… Read More »

How is Child Support Spent?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support, as its name implies, is money used to support a child.  Raising a child is expensive. Not only does a parent have to spend money on a child’s food, clothing, school supplies, and entertainment, but the parent has to have a larger home and vehicle and cover the expenses associated with these,… Read More »

How is Child Support Calculated?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support is the money paid from one parent to the other to cover the expenses that come with raising a child, such as the need for a home with enough space for the child, utilities for that home, food and household items, and the child’s needs like clothing and school supplies. The court… Read More »

Wage Garnishment and Income Withholding For Child Support

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support is required in nearly every Florida divorce or paternity case involving children; it takes precedence over all other debts. However, sometimes either a parent will simply not be able to pay, or will refuse to pay, and as result, the recipient parent may have to seek assistance to collect what is due… Read More »

Paternity & Child Support in Florida

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All children should have parents that love and care for them; but increasingly single parents make up a significant portion of families.  Florida law does not automatically assign paternity unless the parents are married to each other.  Sometimes men who love their children are shut out of their lives, and sometimes women who are… Read More »

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