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CAN YOUR MARRIAGE BE SAVED?
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REGULAR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
PROPERTY DIVISION
  ALIMONY
TAXES AND DEBTS
SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN - Custody and Visitation
SUPPORT
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SUPPORT

You and your spouse each have a responsibility to support your children in accordance with their needs and your financial abilities. Support may be by direct payment or by indirect benefits, such as mortgage payments, insurance, or medical and dental expenses. Ordinarily, the obligation to support your child ends when that child reaches 18, marries, or becomes financially independent.

Some of the issues concerning child support which must be considered include: (a) the amount of support; (b) the method of payment; (c) ways to assure payments are made; (d) when child support may be increased or decreased; and (e) who claims the dependency deduction for tax purposes. Other questions may need to be answered, depending on the circumstances of your case. Guidelines for support which apply to all cases generally are based on the income of the parents and the number of children with adjustments for substantial overnight contact. Florida law requires both parties to attend a parenting course prior to entering a final divorce. Consult your county clerk's office for information on courses offered.

If you have a problem getting support payments from your spouse or former spouse, or visitation and access to your child is denied, you should bring this matter to the attention of the court. It is not proper to withhold visitation or child support payments because of any alleged wrongdoing by your spouse or former spouse.

   
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