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June 2016 Archives

Taking a closer look at child support modification

According to the United States Census Bureau, over 5,690,000 custodial parents were owed child support payments over the course of 2013. In Lee County, and communities across the state of Florida, some parents are unable to pay child support. While some struggle to fulfill their obligations, others become delinquent, which highlights the importance of understanding the ins and outs of child support modification.

Estate planning and divorce: What you need to consider

When you said your vows, divorce was likely the furthest thing from your mind. Maybe you had a few good years before things fell apart; maybe you had several great years. Regardless, it's unlikely you factored divorce into your estate plan. Don't worry: You're not alone, and it's not too late to get things in order.

Florida father hopes to regain custody

For many parents, losing custody of a child can be one of the most painful things to experience. To make matters even worse, custody decisions do not always represent the best interests of a child. In Lee County, and other counties across the entire state of Florida, child custody cases can have a significant impact on the lives of children as well as their parents. 

Taking a look at domestic violence statistics

When it comes to domestic violence, both accusers and the accused may face a number of challenges. In Lee County, and across Florida, there are an alarming number of domestic violence victims and it is crucial for people in this position to receive the justice they deserve. At the same time, many people have also been accused of a violent act they never committed, throwing their world into turmoil over false allegations.

Child Support Enforcement in Florida

From paternity actions to visitation, fathers may encounter a variety of challenges involving their children. For some, child support is particularly complicated and an inability to fulfill their obligations could carry serious ramifications. In Lee County, and other parts of Florida, fathers who have back child support often face a number of consequences, from prison time and fines to a permanently damaged reputation. As a result, it is essential for fathers to understand how child support orders are enforced and try to avoid hardships that are preventable.

Can I have my child support order modified?

In Florida, you are able to ask for your child support order to be modified, according to the Administration for Children and Families. If you are a father who lives in Lee County, or any other part of the state, it is important to familiarize yourself with the child support modification process and understand the different requirements if you are interested in requesting a modification.

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