Raising a child requires both emotional and financial commitment. When a single parent cannot rely on child support payments from the other parent, it can generate a lot of stress. In some Florida cases, delayed payments are caused by delinquency on the part of noncustodial parents. However, there are also situations in which a state child support system may be responsible for problems with payment delivery.
In a perfect world, all parents would pay their child support on time. Unfortunately, there are many situations in which Longwood parents do not receive their payments. Incarceration, for example, may result in a loss of child support payments during the imprisoned parent’s sentence. At the law firm of Michelle A. Barry, we understand how difficult these situations are for parents who depend on child support to raise their children. As such, we work hard to ensure that custodial parents understand what may occur when noncustodial parents go to prison.
Two words: "Gay Marriage." These two words seem to ignite more argument than any other topic in today's society. Arguments for it are as strong as those against it. Those 'for' the right of a gay couple to marry state that it is not a threat to the sanctity of traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Those 'against' the idea of a same-sex union see it as an unraveling of the fabric of society. Without legal help, statutory protections available to those who are married are not extended to those in same-sex unions.
In the Florida legislature, there's a bill in the works that could really re-write alimony statutes, which could be a blessing or a curse, depending on your point of view. The Senate bill is 718. The House bill is 231. At first glance, these propositions seem to address changes in our society and the need to re-evaluate what appears to be essentially one human being subsidizing the expenses of another, just because at one time the two were lawfully married.