Articles Posted in Child Support

Published on:

Legal News GavelSometimes, getting your ex-spouse to begin paying child support is as simple as requesting it as part of your divorce case. Other times, though, obtaining the sum of money that the court says your child should receive can be more complicated and require greater navigation of the legal system. Given the paramount importance of your children’s well-being, including their financial well-being, it is well worthwhile to make sure that you have a skilled South Florida child support attorney representing you in your child support case.

A recent case involving two divorced parents, Liberty and Charles, was an example of one of those cases that was not simple and straightforward, and the process that can be involved in complex cases.

The couple divorced in 2008 in Okaloosa County. The trial court in that divorce action ordered the husband to pay child support for the couple’s children. Not long after the divorce became final, the mother and the children moved north to Georgia.

Published on:

Legal News GavelFlorida, like every state, has a set of guidelines for calculating child support. This mathematical formula works well for many situations, but it has the potential to be less appropriate when it comes to cases in which the supporting parent is an extremely high-income earner. High earners from other states, like Britney Spears and the NBA’s Blake Griffin, are celebrities who are currently involved in child support cases in which their multi-million dollar earnings are a key part of the case. If you are a high earner in this state, it is very important to make sure that you have knowledgeable Florida child support counsel to handle your case and protect your rights.

NBA superstar Blake Griffin was in a multi-year-relationship with a former USC women’s basketball player until recently. The couple had two children together, Ford and Finley. In 2017, though, the couple’s relationship ended for good. The mother of Griffin’s children sued in a California superior court. In her action, the woman sought child support for the two children, according to a BET report. The woman’s legal action asked the judge to order child support based upon Griffin’s salary. The NBA star recently signed a contract extension for more than $173 million and makes $29.5 million this season, with that number gradually increasing to $36.5 million in the 2020-21 basketball season.

Singing star Britney Spears also made headlines due to a child support dispute. The father of her two children, Kevin Federline, has full custody of both boys. The father has argued that a change in Britney’s finances warranted an increase of child support. Britney’s recently concluded Las Vegas residency grossed in excess of $137 million. The singer’s children currently receive $20,000 per month in child support from their mother, AOL reported.