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I Can’t Afford to Support My Elderly Parent and Pay Florida Child Support
In a Florida divorce or paternity case, there will be a child support guideline calculation to determine how much will be paid from one parent to the other. These calculations are pretty precise and inflexible.
What if you are one of the many people in this country who are financially subsidizing an elderly parent who does not have sufficient funds to meet the monthly bills? You should contact the best child support lawyer in Tampa to ask what the effect of that situation is on your child support obligation.
Florida law allows for certain exceptions to the child support guideline calculation. One of these is for just such a situation as we just described. If you can show that the payments for your parent have been regularly paid and that they are legitimately an ongoing necessity, the court may deviate from the Florida child support guidelines.
Bottom Line: Ask your expert Florida child support lawyer how this exception applies to you.
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An uncontested divorce means that the spouses agree on the division of marital property, alimony, and child custody, support, and visitation. The spouses sign a Marital Settlement Agreement and go to court for a quick hearing to finalize the divorce. The cost of an uncontested Florida divorce is usually minimal. It generally takes 30 days after the parties sign the Marital Settlement Agreement for the court to finalize the uncontested divorce. This time will vary depending on how busy the courthouse is, but an uncontested divorce with both spouse's participation is typically the fastest.
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