Spousal Support Videos

How is a support order established if paternity has not been determined and no documents have been signed by me?

My answer is it can’t. Child support is based upon a legal obligation of a parent to support a child. ...

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Am I still obligated to pay child support while my 18-year-old child takes a year off from high school?

The answer is no. Ordinarily, if the child was still in high school and was anticipated to graduate before turning ...

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Can my child’s father be ordered to pay for my child’s college education in Florida?

The short answer to that question is, “No.” However, the parents can contract in their marital settlement agreement for one ...

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Can my ex-spouse make me pay for a private school for our child in FL?

That depends upon the circumstances of the case. The court will first look to determine whether there has been a ...

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Can my ex-spouse make me pay for our child’s college education?

The only way your ex-spouse can make you pay for your child’s education is if both of you contracted in ...

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Do I have to pay alimony in a divorce in Florida?

The issue of alimony is primarily resolved by weighing the need of one spouse against the ability to pay of ...

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How do I protect my assets from my wife?

You can best protect your assets from your spouse by engaging in a prenuptial agreement before you are married or ...

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My ex is not paying me any support. Can I withhold parenting time?

Florida law is absolutely clear that if a spouse is not paying child support, you may not and I repeat, ...

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Can child support be reduced in Florida if I remarry and have more children with my new wife?

Interestingly, that answer is no. However, if you remarry and have children with your new wife and your old wife ...

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Can I make my support payments directly to my ex spouse? Should I?

That depends. The statute would indicate that ordinarily you should have it paid through the court system and also through ...

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Can the Florida court base its child support order on what I am able to earn as opposed to what I am actually earning?

Not necessarily. What we’re looking for is fair assessment of incomes for the establishment of child support. If the court ...

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Can the Florida courts include my new spouses income when setting child support?

Under certain circumstances, yes. For instance, if your former spouse was moving to increase the amount of monthly child support ...

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If my new spouse were to win the lottery, could my ex-spouse be able to obtain some of that money for child support?

Here we have to distinguish between the lottery winnings as an asset as opposed to being a basis from which ...

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