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Calculating Child Support Payments in Florida

Child Support

Divorce is never easy. The splitting up of a family can be gut-wrenching and it’s important to make the transition as easy as possible for the children, if there are children involved. One of the ways to do that is to have as little acrimony involved in determining how much child support someone should pay as possible. Read More

Getting a Juvenile Record Sealed or Expunged

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Getting charged with a crime is a harrowing experience, but getting charged with a crime as a minor is even more distressing. Each case is taken into consideration and sometimes the law gets murky when trying a juvenile as an adult. Depending on the case, some juveniles will be tried as adults and may hold a criminal record for life — possibly preventing them from getting jobs, an apartment or house, and even into college. The most important aspect when handling a juvenile case is to expedite it as quickly as possible. Handling the situation promptly could make or break the rules regarding the juvenile’s criminal record and their future. Read More

How to Get a DUI Expunged

How to Get a DUI Expunged

Having a record of driving under the influence (DUI) can limit a person’s abilities to apply for housing, get a job, or even apply for credit. Even if the DUI happened some time ago, the ramifications can continue to haunt a person.

Because of this, you may be wondering if there is a way to get the DUI removed from your records, or expunged. Expungement would clear your name of any DUI. Read More

Are You Owed Child Support?

Child Support

In 2013 about 6.5 million custodial parents were awarded child support; of that group, only 45.6% received all of the child support money that was due to them. Of the almost $33 billion that was owed that year, about $22 billion actually made it were it was supposed to go.

An already tough situation can be made even tougher if you have to fight for the child support you are owed. If you are owed child support money, what do you do? Read More

Can Parents Lose Custody of their Child Because of a Low IQ?

When deciding on child custody cases, child service agencies and courts will make decisions that are based on what is in the child’s best interest. The interests of the child are investigated and looked into in a number of ways.

From the stability and safety of the child when they are with a certain parent, to the continuity of friend, family and school relationships – all these factors may come into play. Custody is rarely determined based on allegations of abuse or absenteeism with no real proof. Read More

Should You Change Your Child Support To Pay For Private School?

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Child support can be a contentious and emotional subject, especially when a non-custodial parent believes that the custodial parent is not using the money to benefit their children.

The purpose of child support is to pay for necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, entertainment and education.

But in some instances, the custodial parent may believe that sending a child to private school is in their best interest, which may raise problems with a non-custodial parent who isn’t willing to increase child support payments. Read More

A Parent’s Liability for a Child’s Behavior at a Sleepover

Liability

Recently, there was a story that spread across the country about an 11-year-old girl in New York who was severely burned while at a sleepover. While the 12-year-old who caused the injury was arrested and charged with felony assault, the question that many had was whether or not the parents could be held liable for the actions of their child. Read More

What is an Uncontested Divorce and Do We Need a Lawyer?

uncontested divorce

According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, between the years of 2000 and 2014 there were 813,862 divorces and annulments in the United States – a rate of 3.2 per 1,000 people. An uncontested divorce takes place when:

  • Both spouses have no disagreements over any financial or divorce-related issues, i.e., division of marital property, child custody and support or spousal support, and
  • One spouse either agrees to the divorce, or does not appear in the divorce action.

When both spouses in a marriage agree to divorce, they can save both time and money when they file for an uncontested divorce through streamlined court procedures. Read More

What Can Child Support Be Used For?

child support

There are over 13 million custodial single parents in the United States, and almost half of them have some kind of child support agreement in place, whether it is a legal or informal agreement. There are often disputes between parents on whether child support is being spent in the right way and whether the amount of child support is enough to cover a child’s expenses. Therefore, it’s important to know exactly what child support should pay for. Read More

Types of Kidnapping

kidnapping

Any type of criminal charges is serious and should be treated as such. If you are facing charges of kidnapping, the best thing you can do is to hire a criminal defense attorney for help. However, learning more about the different types of kidnappings can also be beneficial.

Basic Kidnapping

This is considered the most basic type of kidnapping and can be done in virtually all parts of the world with very little preparation, and a low risk of failure. In most cases, kidnappers will try to target local business people or their families – individuals who are thought to be “well off.” Read More