December 2014 Archives

What child support may be used for in Florida

Contrary to a popular misconception, child support is not designed in order to just meet a child's most basic necessities. Although these types of expenses are certainly included, the child support guidelines consider a broad range of expenses for children. Child support amounts are set in order to help pay for this broad range.

How can a parent enforce child support payments?

The state of Florida has a number of ways to enforce the payment of child support from a parent. If the parent doesn't pay the required amount, the state could garnish the parent's wages, seize any bank accounts, suspend the parent's drivers license or even put the parent in jail. However, things could become more difficult if the parent in question lives in another state. There are jurisdictional issues which must be worked out before implementing any discipline or collections.

Representing grandparents who are seeking visitation

At the Law Office of Amy L. Beauchaine, we believe that it is important for Florida children to maintain contact with their grandparents. Unfortunately, disputes within families and other issues can sometimes result in a child's parents refusing to allow a grandparent to continue the healthy relationship that they had established with their grandchildren.

The interpretation of the best interests of the child

The laws of the state of Florida contain several relevant provisions to help the court make determinations as to what the best interests of the child may be in a custody or placement decision. The legislature has listed several factors that it feels most strongly influence the child's health, safety and development.

Paternity challenges and father's rights in Florida

Although it may not initially sound as if it is the case, paternity challenges can be used in order to protect a father's rights in certain types of situations. This idea is underscored as well by the fact that not all paternity challenges are initiated by a father in order to claim he is not the father of the child.

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