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Celebrities to head back to court in ongoing child support battle

In Florida, reports indicate that American actress and television personality Jodie Sweetin may be prepared to contest ex-husband Morty Coyle's petition for more child support. Sweetin reportedly filed an income and expense declaration to the Superior Court of Los Angeles on Nov. 8 in advance of a Nov. 16 court date. That hearing has since been rescheduled for Dec. 15.

According to media sources, Coyle, who wants additional support for child care, claims that Sweetin's annual income is $700,000. However, the court documents show that the 35-year-old actress's gross income was $437,349 in 2016. Sweetin's monthly income of $43,614 includes $31,614 in self-employment income and $12,000 in wages. Sweetin reportedly has $15,262 in total monthly expenses with the balance of $28,352 in discretionary income.

Sweetin and Coyle were married in 2012 but split the following year. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. The ex-spouses share a 7-year-old daughter.

Although the ongoing child support battle is unfolding on the opposite side of the country, parents who are navigating a family law matter in Florida may find themselves facing many of the same concerns. In some cases, affected individuals may be seeking practical solutions for their legal concerns so that they can move forward with their lives.

Parents who are involved in a financial dispute concerning the children may find it beneficial to turn to a child support attorney for advocacy and advice. Dependent upon the set of circumstances surrounding each unique situation, the attorney may be able to help clients explore their options and then negotiate solutions with opposing counsel. If litigation becomes necessary, the attorney may stand by a client's side in court and work hard to achieve a satisfactory resolution on that client's behalf.

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