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  • MYTH: Child Support can’t take my IRS refund if I file jointly with my new spouse.
    MYTH: Child Support can’t take my IRS refund if I file jointly with my new spouse.

    FACT : Child Support Enforcement CAN take your IRS refund if you are behind on your child support payments— EVEN IF you file jointly with a new spouse. In fact, the IRS does not discriminate between ...

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  • Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Lose my Job?
    Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Lose my Job?

    The short answer is: yes. A child support order remains in effect even if you are unemployed. Losing your job is a very difficult and stressful time for you and your family, but child support payments ...

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  • Why Does My Ex-Wife Get a Free Child Support Lawyer?
    Why Does My Ex-Wife Get a Free Child Support Lawyer?

    Fathers in divorce are often blindsided by just how much a family law court can be tilted out of their favor, simply for being a man. Due to outdated and misplaced stereotypes, dads are often seen as ...

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  • Step-Parent Privacy in Divorce Proceedings
    Step-Parent Privacy in Divorce Proceedings

    Part One: Can my new husband’s ex come after ME for child support? Many family law litigants worry that the income and assets of their new spouse will be discoverable in court or included in their own ...

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  • Can I Get Timesharing in my Administrative Child Support Case?
    Can I Get Timesharing in my Administrative Child Support Case?

    The answer to this question used to be a hard no , but Florida Statute 409.2563 has changed the answer to maybe . You can now agree to a timesharing schedule in your administrative support case, but ...

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  • Retroactive Child Support vs. Child Support Arrears: What's the Difference & How Does the State & Federal Government Enforce Them
    Retroactive Child Support vs. Child Support Arrears: What's the Difference & How Does the State & Federal Government Enforce Them

    Retroactive child support can best be described as “back pay” for a specific period of time before you entered into your child support order (pre-judgment). Under Florida law, the court has the option ...

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