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When a parent quits a job to avoid paying child support

Sometimes in particularly acrimonious divorces, the spouse who would otherwise pay a certain amount of child support purposely quits his or her job in an attempt to lower the support payments. In ordering child support, the court bases the decision in part on the separate incomes of the parties involved. By quitting a job, some people think they can get around paying support.

Some things you should know about Florida child support

Many Florida parents going through divorce or separating are not quite sure of how child support works in our state. The legal language regarding child support is complex, so let's discuss some aspects of child support in a way that is easy to understand

Lesbian adoptive mother's parental rights upheld by FL high court

Like other states, Florida is seeing important changes in family law with regard to same-sex couples. As yet, the state does not recognize same-sex marriage, though a number of courts have ruled that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Another major ruling supporting the rights of same-sex parents recently came from the Florida Supreme Court.

Ex-husband seeks child support after surrogate gives birth

Social change and advances in technology continue to affect the way families are formed in Florida and throughout the country, and not every state's laws have caught up with the changes.

On what grounds can a child support order be modified?

Modifying a divorce order -- whether it deals with spousal support, child custody or child support -- tends to be a complicated matter. For child support, Florida has a legal formula that we call the child support guidelines. The guidelines account for these factors:

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