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Category Archives: Paternity

Child Support and How It is Calculated

     Many parents who are required to pay child support either because of a paternity action or because of a divorce, do not fully understand how child support is calculated.  Florida Statutes Section 61.30 provides the formula the courts use to calculate child support.  The following steps are used to determine child support: Determine Gross Monthly Income. … Read More »

Name of Child-Choosing and Changing

Choosing the last name of a child is easy when the parents are married to each other.  Most commonly, the child is given the last name of the father, but an alternative is to have a hyphenated last name with the mother and father’s last names.  The issue of choosing the last name of the… Read More »