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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Dear friend, May this holiday season bring you peace and lots of positive outcomes and that the new year arrives with prosperity and health! Our Warm Wishes for you and yours! Yahima Suarez, PA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE We will be closed December 24-26…

Do I have to pay for my spouse’s health insurance after we divorce?

Am I liable for my spouse’s healthcare costs after the divorce if we were married for at least 10 years? Income and debts acquired during the marriage are marital, in the absence of a pre-nuptial agreement. If the debt was acquired during the marriage,…

Happy New Year!

The New Year has made its way into our busy lives! Welcome 2014 with all new and exciting changes. If you are reading this blog you probably already read about the firm’s new website. Feel free to send us your comments/questions through yslawyers.com. May…

What has Child Support to do with my US Citizenship application?

One of the requirement to qualify for US Citizenship is to show Good Moral Character.   Payment of the applicant’s child support obligation shows, among other factors, that the person has or lacks good moral character. If the person has no proof that he/she has…

Q7. I do not need child support and I do not want it, can I waive child support?

A: No! Child Support is the property of the child and the parents cannot negotiate or waive child support. It is not the parent’s money, it is the child’s money. The court will protect the child’s interest and will not allow a parent to…

Q6. If I do not exercise my visitaion rights with the child, do I still have to pay child support?

A: Yes! child support is an obligation and is not contingent on seeing or caring for the child. Even if you do not visit with the child or the other parent interferes in your visitations with the child, you must pay child support. Yahima…

Q5. Do I have to pay child support if I have shared visitation with my child about half the time?

A: It depends. If your income and the other parent’s income is relatively similar, you may not have to pay child support. However, if one of the parents makes more than the other, that parent may still have some child support obligation. This amount…

Q4. Who pays for health insurance and child care costs?

A: Health insurance and child care costs are to be shared by both parents in accordance with each parent percentage share under the child support guidelines unless the parents agree otherwise. Yahima Suarez, Esq. Yahima Suarez,  A Law Firm, PL info@yslawyers.com 305-456-7158 Any information…

Q3. How do I know how much should I pay for child support?

A: The Florida Statutes set guidelines and a formula to calculate child support. The amount you will pay depends on your income and the income of the other parent. You add both your income and the income of the other parent and go to…

Q2. When do I start paying child support?

A: You must start paying child support as soon as you stop living with the other parent and the child is not living most of the time with you. If the child lives with you, then you should be receiving child support right away….