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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 »

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A guardian ad litem (“GAL”) is appointed by the court in a dissolution of marriage or for the creation, approval, or modification of a parenting plan when the court believes that it would be in the best interest of the child or children to have someone act on behalf of the child or children.  The GAL is… Read More »

Parental Relocation With a Child

Pursuant to Section 61.13001 Florida Statutes,  if you want to relocate at least 50 miles for more than 60 consecutive days, you must either obtain written permission of the other parent or obtain the Court’s permission.  The factors the Court will examine when making its determination are as follows:   (a) The nature, quality, extent of… Read More »

Governor Rick Scott Vetoes Alimony Bill

Gov. Rick Scott vetoed SB 718 May 1 because he could not support legislation that “applies retroactively and thus tampers with settled economic expectations of many Floridians who have experienced divorce.”  Read more at: http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/JNNews01.nsf/Articles/8D231737258EC2ED85257B5500448DE4

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