Relying on child support payments can be a frustrating experience. This can get even more complicated when an ex moves out of the country bust still owes child support. It becomes very difficult to legally secure that money. Florida’s new law attempts to make it easier to secure payments from parents who leave the country and still owes child support in the US.
Additionally, the new law establishes rules for courts when deciding permanent alimony. Courts must now determine “fair and reasonable” alimony payments before awarding such payments. Additionally, alimony payments won’t be awarded if doing so would leave one party with significantly less income (except in exceptional circumstances).
Divorce, alimony, and child support issues are never easy to deal with. If you are going through any court proceedings involving these issues, make sure to speak with a Florida Family Law Attorney to discuss your situation.