Florida residents who are following Jesse Williams' divorce and child support battle may be interested to learn that on June 19, a court ordered the actor to pay more than $50,000 in child support every month. With his ex-wife, the actor has two kids, ages 2 and 4.
Children benefit when they are able to maintain strong relationships with their parents after the divorce process is final. Many Florida parents are able to abide by the terms of their custody order and provide their children with peace of mind and continuity of lifestyle by working together.
According to the commissioner of the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, almost two-thirds of child support collections are conducted via electronic portals, and the agency is hoping to improve on these efforts. However, before the program is expanded, there has to be proof that such efforts would actually result in the office becoming more efficient.
In Florida and elsewhere, child support law uses the income of parents to determine how much they should pay. To manipulate this system and avoid paying child support, some people voluntarily impoverish themselves. Voluntary impoverishment involves avoiding work or lying on tax returns about income. A person might also purposefully be underemployed instead of taking advantage of available full-time positions.
Florida residents who are required to pay child support should be aware that the obligation to make payments does not stop if they unexpectedly become unemployed. However, there are several ways a recently unemployed payee could lessen the financial impact of such a situation.