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How is paternity established in Florida?

Establishing legal paternity in Florida benefits the entire family. It's especially important when seeking child support after the demise of a relationship which produced one or more children. To help you make the best possible decisions for your family, the Florida Department of Revenue offers the following guide. 

How can I save on back to school supplies?

Single parents often rely on child support payments to ensure their kids have what they need to lead healthy and happy lives. When payments are late or fail to materialize at all, that might leave you struggling financially, especially when it comes to back to school shopping. While you should report any payment issues to your legal team so they can be rectified, The Penny Hoarder also recommends these saving tips for back to school shopping. 

Back child support and your reputation

Those who have fallen behind on their child support payments may have many things to worry about, from the threat of being taken into custody to the financial ramifications associated with delinquency. Moreover, they may be unable to leave the country as well. However, there are many other challenges that people who have failed to stay caught up on their child support may face, such as a damaged reputation (which can hurt one’s life in more ways than one).

What are some budgeting tips for single parents?

Money issues are a concern in most families. However, as a single parent, all concerns related to money fall directly on your shoulders. It's also likely that you're dealing with a vastly different financial situation than you were as a part of a married couple. In this case, Marketwatch recommends the following tips to single parents struggling with their financial outlook.

Child support and extra-curricular activities

Going through a divorce can be a complicated process, especially if there are children involved. In addition to determining the type of child custody that works best for your family situation, the court must set the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent must pay. After the base child support amount is determined, there are extra expenses shared by both parents, including medical expenses, educational costs, insurance and daycare costs. Are parents required to split the cost of recreational activities as well?

Understanding when a child support obligation ends

Your divorce in Davie certainly does not end yours or your ex-spouse's obligations to continue to pay for the support of your children (no matter the circumstances of your custody arrangement). The expectation is, of course, that eventually your children will grow up and eventually be able to support themselves through their own gainful employment. The point at which that happens, however, may differ from case to case. Because of this, many often come to us here at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC asking how long parents are expected to pay child support. 

What can I do about a deadbeat parent?

Raising a child in Florida is often expensive. That’s why non-custodial parents must pay child support as ordered by the court. Failure to do so can make it difficult to provide for all of a child’s needs and can also lead to serious legal trouble. The Balance explains what you can do if you’re owed child support.

How can I control spending over the holidays?

Whether you’re the custodial parent or are obligated to remit child support payments, the holidays can be tough for single parents. In this case, you must take the proper steps to prevent issues from occurring, as overspending during the holiday season can start the new year off on the wrong foot financially. Bankrate offers the following tips, which can help divorced parents save money during this time of year.

Will I get a license suspension for not paying child support?

When the court orders you to pay child support in Florida, it becomes a legal obligation. You do not have a choice about whether or not to pay it. If you fail to pay your support as ordered by the court, you could face penalties. These penalties do include the suspension of your license. However, according to the Florida Department of Revenue, you do get plenty of chances to correct the situation before your driver's license suspension.

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