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One of the positive evolutions in the field of family law is the increase of alternate dispute resolution means and their utilization for resolving a divorce case. Many of these means may allow for spouses to work in a more collaborative and less adversarial fashion toward achieving closure and moving forward productively. Engaging a mature and non-adversarial process may be particularly important and beneficial if there are young children from the marriage.

Sometimes, one may read about Hollywood celebrities who have made this commitment to work together for the benefit of their child/children. According to a People report, the divorce of acting stars Chris Pratt and Anna Faris is one example of this type of effort toward collaboration. It is important to remember, however, that, no matter how cooperative each of you seeks to be and how amicable your relationship is (even after the breakdown of the marriage), there are certain legal requirements that your divorce documents must satisfy. To make sure that your amicable divorce is not slowed down by procedural or legal errors, as well to ensure that your rights are properly protected, always make sure you have consulted an experienced South Florida family law attorney.

According to the People report, Pratt and Faris, who share a 6-year-old son, separated in August 2017. For the benefit of the son, the parents worked to achieve a divorce arrangement and post-divorce living situation in their home state of California that was geared toward being “unusually tension-free.”

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Sometimes, 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.

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Florida, 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.