Underemployment In Melbourne, Florida Child Support Cases – Series Recap

This post concludes and recaps my series on the handling of Melbourne, Florida child support cases in which one parent is “underemployed.” I felt it necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that parents often do not know how to proceed when their counterpart is choosing to earn less than what they are capable of. Such situations often lead to tension between the parents. By understanding that there are Read More

Collecting Unpaid Child Support In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in my series on how “underemployment” impacts Melbourne, Florida child support cases. My last article discussed how to prove that a parent is “underemployed.” One can show that their counterpart is earning less than what they are capable of by obtaining pay records, bank statements, and other similar information. It is important to retain an attorney who is experienced in handling the discovery Read More

Proving That A Melbourne, Florida Parent Is Underemployed For Child Support Purposes

This is the next post in my series on the handling of Melbourne, Florida child support cases which involve an “underemployed” parent. My last article discussed what it means to be underemployed for child support purposes. It is important to understand that a parent’s payments can be based on the amount which they are capable of earning and will not necessarily be based on what they are earning. If you wish to argue Read More

How “Underemployment” Impacts Melbourne, Florida Child Support Payments

This is the next post in my series on how “underemployment” impacts child support calculations in Melbourne, Florida. My last article provided an overview of topics which this series will be addressing. I also stressed the need to contact an attorney if you wish to prove that your ex is earning less than what they are capable of. Counsel can take steps to prove that you should be receiving a higher child support Read More

Dealing With “Underemployment” In Melbourne, Florida Child Support Cases

This is the first article in a series which will discuss the handling of Melbourne, Florida child support cases in which one parent is “underemployed.” I am writing on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, a parent will be frustrated when they feel their counterpart is not paying their fair share of support. If, however, the person is paying a low amount due to their having a low income, then the law Read More

Dealing with The Non Payment of Child Support in Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This is the final post in my series explaining how Brevard County Courts handle issues in which a Melbourne parent has stopped making court ordered child support payments. Throughout this series I have attempted to provide relevant information regarding a number of scenarios that I frequently see in family law cases. I felt it necessary to write on this topic as support is something which often causes conflict and Read More

Melbourne Parents May Not Withhold Visitation In Response to a Late Child Support Payment

This is the next post in my series discussing how the Brevard County Courts deal with Melbourne parents who do not pay their child support. My last post explained why one may not reduce their child support payments without Court approval. It is important to ask the Court for a modification to the payment amount if one has experienced a reduction in income rather than try to ‘work something out’ with the payee. Doing Read More

Melbourne Parents Can Ask the Brevard County Courts to Modify a Child Support Order

This is the next post in my series discussing how the Brevard County Courts deal with a parent who has stopped paying child support or who is significantly behind. My last post discussed why a parent should inform the other that child support will be late. In this post I will be explaining why a Melbourne parent should ask the Court for a modification to the child support order if their finances have worsened since Read More

Melbourne Parents Must Communicate When They Will be Late on Child Support Payments

This is the next post in my series discussing how Brevard County Courts deal with Melbourne parents who are behind on or stopped paying their child support. My last post explained how the Court deals with the non-payment of child support. In this article I will discuss why communication is important and how informing the other parent that child support will be late can save both parties time and legal fees. There Read More

The Consequences Of Not Paying Child Support In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in my series on the handling of unpaid child support in Melbourne, Florida. My last article provided an overview of topics which I will be discussing and stressed the need to contact an attorney rather than trying to take matters into your own hands. In this post I will be discussing a topic which parents should understand - the consequences of unpaid child support. If you live in Brevard or Read More