A Miami-Dade judge has ordered both prosecutors and the ex-wife of a Miami businessman to pay $7645 each in legal fees for wrongly accusing the Miami businessman of owing child support.
Florida residents familiar with hip-hop scene may find it interesting to learn that star Beyonce's former manager, Matthew Knowles, is entangled in a child support dispute with his ex-wife. Knowles has one son and is currently paying child support. However, his ex-wife is requesting that a court increase the $12,000 monthly support payment she receives to an undisclosed amount. The main reason for the request according to his ex-wife is that they have not decided on a private school for their son.
Military service men and women who serve our country here in the U.S. and abroad face a unique challenge when it comes to balancing their military careers and personal lives. Florida military personnel in the process of getting a divorce will find it interesting to learn that their military career and military life may impact how a judge determines child custody and support issues.
After a divorce involving children or when an unmarried couple has a child from their relationship, typically one parent is a custodial parent and the other is the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent is obligated to pay monthly child support to the custodial parent, and, depending on the circumstances, may have visitation rights to see the child.
In a divorce, separation or split-up with children, the custodial parent is entitled to child support from the non-custodial parent. Child support guidelines vary from state to state. Despite the law and guidelines, non-payment or underpayment of child support is on the rise. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement estimated that nationwide more than $100 billion is owed to custodial parents and recent U.S. Census Bureau data reports that only 40 percent of custodial parents actually receive all the child support monies they are due.
Multiplatinum producer Scott Storch, who has produced hits by 50 Cent and Chris Brown, reportedly owes over $28,000 in child support to the mother his child. A Florida court issued a warrant for his arrest in his child support case after he failed to appear in court for a scheduled hearing. His attorney has indicated that Storch's child support arrears will be cleared within a week. The once highly successful multiplatinum producer has been plagued by drug-related and financial woes in recent times.
It is important to understand child custody and child support in Florida and to have a legal advocate by your side during those determinations, so that you are not being taken advantage of by your spouse. In the event your finances change after the divorce, an attorney can also help you request a modification of a child support order with a court. Unfortunately, the man in today's posting utilized neither of those options.