Frequently Asked Questions
The payment of child support is contingent on many factors including which parent is awarded primary custody, how much money each parent earns, the amount of time that the child spends with their parent, the needs of the child, and the child’s standard of living before the divorce.
A modification of a child support order can be sought if a parent remarries and obtains additional income, if there is a job change that effects the income of the parent, if the parent becomes disabled, or if the needs of the child have changed.
The rules of Florida require that at least one spouse resides in Florida for six months prior to obtaining a divorce.
A court will typically make some division of the assets and liabilities when a final judgment of divorce is entered. However, this order does not affect who the creditor sees as responsible for the debt. There are steps that can be taken to attempt to protect your credit from being adversely affected, and you should consult with a divorce attorney to evaluate your options.
Ironically, the factor that most often leads to divorce is finances, and because of the depressed real estate market, many people find it difficult financially to obtain a divorce. While there is no simple solution to this problem, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can help you explore your options and find an acceptable solution.