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Does Child Support Change When Child Custody Changes?

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When a child custody modification is ordered, most likely the parent that now has more custody time with the child will require additional child support to be paid to them each month by the other parent.
However, before we come to that conclusion, it is important to understand how your child support attorney will help you receive the financial support you need if you take on additional custodial responsibility of your child.
Modification Requirement
As with many motions that (more...)

What Can I Do If I Disagree with Medical Decisions My Ex is Choosing for My Child in Oklahoma?

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Most child support and custody agreements will broadly address medical decisions. This can include: who pays for medical insurance, special medications, and medical care not covered by insurance. However, standard custody agreements typically do not include when to take your child to the doctor, approved doctors, sharing medical records, or notifying the other parent when your child has to see the doctor. 

It becomes especially important when your child has a medical condition to have an agreement in (more...)

How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida

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How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida
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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:39

United States
Florida

Are you a breadwinner planning to get divorced in Florida? Beware -- a new law could make you pay more in alimony.

The new law, called the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), went into effect last year.  It changed the way the IRS taxes alimony payments. For the last 75 (more...)

I Lost My Job, What if I Can’t Pay Child Support Anymore in Oklahoma?

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If you recently lost your job and are currently unemployed, it is understandable if you can’t pay child support right now. The Oklahoma family courts are not unreasonable, however if you just stop paying your child support payments without notifying the courts or the other parent, you could suffer serious consequences. 
First Step If You Can’t Pay Child Support 
If you discuss the situation with your spouse and tell (more...)

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Your Child is Being Abused By the Other Parent?

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If you suspect your child is being abused by their other parent, you must collect sufficient evidence as soon as possible. However, because this is your child, collecting the evidence should be done in such a way that it does not harm your child’s well-being. 

Before You Start Collecting Evidence to Prove Your Child is Being Abused

If your child is with you and discloses they were abused or you notice signs of abuse on (more...)

A Guide To Starting A College Fund For Your Child Even Without The Help of Your Ex

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Nearly one-third of all households in New Jersey are headed by a single parent. Some receive support from their former partner, but a substantial number of single parents live on their own income. Frequently, a non-custodial parent is unable to contribute alimony or child support for a number of reasons.
This puts a lot of pressure on the custodial single-parent to provide for their children financially and give the children what they need. Money for college is no exception.
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What Do I Do If the Other Parent Accuses Me of Child Abuse in OK?

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If you are accused of child physical abuse or sexual abuse in Oklahoma, the first step is to read this article. Then, start interviewing child custody attorneys as soon as possible. Handling a case like this quickly and aggressively allows your child custody attorney to effectively defend you and accomplish a successful win on your behalf. 
Hire an Experienced Child Custody Attorney
Contacting a child support attorney right away will help you get ahead of the accusations and (more...)

Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

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Your Parenting Plan
This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce.
It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children from now on – it is designed to get the conversations started ( without anger or misunderstanding) and of course it should be flexible as your children mature, grow up and become more (more...)

What are the Consequences of Not Paying Child Support in Oklahoma?

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After a divorce or child custody order, one parent is deemed the custodial parent, and the other the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent must pay child support to the other parent if ordered to do so. 
Not paying child support obligations can have a huge impact on your life and severe consequences. If your spouse is not paying child support or you are ordered to court because you aren’t paying child support, it is a very (more...)

Four Personal Finance Basics Not Taught in School

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As our children go back to school, those going through a divorce have discovered that some things just are not taught in the K – 12. For instance, we were never taught the basics of personal finance in school. We had more years of high school and preparatory college math, which we may rarely need, than any financial literacy or education. Many of us have learned by trial and error.
During a divorce, we’re suddenly forced to (more...)