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Child support payments are meant to support the children

Child support payments can't be thought of as payments to your child's other parent. Instead, they are actually payments to your child. The fact that they go through the other parent isn't important at all as long as they are supporting your child.

Failing to pay child support makes the children suffer

Parents who receive child support count on those payments to get the children the things they need. When the parent who is supposed to pay doesn't, the children can suffer. The parent who should receive the child support might end up working with authorities to try to get the other parent to pay.

Several factors impact the amount of child support on an order

In the past, child support payments were usually paid by the father to the mother. This was common because the courts used to side with the mother on child custody matters. This was back when fathers had their children every other weekend and two weeks in the summer.

Understand your child support order to avoid future troubles

Child support payments are crucial for many children who have separated parents. These payments are meant to cover the child's expenses. In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the things that child support might be used for in Florida.

Child support modification might be necessary when things change

Child support matters aren't always easy to work through. This is one reason why many parents would rather just let the child support terms remain the same as long as possible; however, there are some cases in which the child support order becomes outdated or impossible to comply with. When this occurs a child support modification might be in order.

Child support trouble might need to be resolved in court

Child support is something that many parents have to deal with when they aren't in a relationship with the child's other parent any longer. It is important that parents who have child custody orders that include child support remember to separate the two. This means not holding your child accountable for the other parent not paying child support or demanding that the child support order is followed. It can be difficult for parents to do this, but it is what is best for the child.

How do uninsured medical expenses affect child support?

Children need medical care, and not all of that care is going to be covered by health insurance. Those uninsured medical expenses are something that parents have to think about when they are working through child support issues.

Florida native pro-baller pays child support, dodges arrest

Former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, 32, has re-joined the NFL as an Indianapolis Colt. On Monday, Aug. 22, he signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the franchise after spending the off-season unsigned by any ball club.

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