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Posts tagged "Child support"

How child support impacts a potential homeowner

Individuals who are looking to buy a home in Florida or anywhere else in America need to meet lender debt and credit score guidelines. For those who owe back child support, it may make it harder to meet those criteria. However, there is a chance that a past due payment won't show up on a credit report. It is also possible that a lender will disregard the payment or not consider it worrisome enough to deny a loan application.

Joint custody and child support payments

Some states have different names for child custody. For example, in Florida, it is referred to as time-sharing. However, whatever the name is for it, it all refers to the same concept, and that is how much time each parent gets with the child after a divorce. Child custody is also about who the child will live with primarily and which parent has the right to make major decisions about the child's life.

Child support dispute between Britney Spears, Kevin Federline

Florida fans of Britney Spears might have heard that she has been involved in a child support dispute with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. She has now been ordered to pay Federline $100,000 in child support. They have two sons who are 11 and 12 years old.

About child support

Child support is an issue that many Florida parents may have to address. It is important they are aware that the noncustodial parents have an obligation to provide support for their children no matter their gender.

Understanding the child support landscape

When many Florida parents first interact with the child support system, they may feel like they are facing a tangle of confusing terminology and bureaucracy. There are different types of child support cases that can help to differentiate parents in a range of situations. It may be obvious that some people pay child support privately from one parent to another, while others use a state payments system in order to transfer funds. These differences can reflect the type of child support case that a particular family is dealing with.

Child support and joint custody

One of the custody arrangements that Florida parents may be given if they get divorced is joint custody, or the shared legal and physical custody of their children. This means that both parents take part in the daily responsibilities of raising the children, which includes contributing financially.

Payroll and child support in Florida

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.

Steps for collecting child support from parent hiding income

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.

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