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Child support can be tougher to track in gig economy

Freelancers can fly under the radar. Typically, when a person has been ordered to pay child support, he or she is reported to the enforcement agency in the home state when signing on as a new hire. This applies for full-time and part-time workers, but not always for contractual workers. Florida families may have a bit more trouble getting orders enforced when the co-parent earns their pay from working gigs. 

MLB's most valuable player feuds over child support

Any baseball enthusiast knows Miguel Cabrera, the current first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. Cabrera made headlines recently, but not for his baseball skills. The 34-year-old has been in the Florida news recently as he battles over child support payments with a mistress.

Former NFL player arrested for failing to pay child support

Jonas Gray is no stranger to the limelight. The former Patriot player is known for his role in the 2014 game vs the Colts. The running back scored four touchdown points and collected 201 rushing yards leading to the win over Indianapolis. This game is known for being one of the best games for a running back in all of NFL history. Despite these accomplishments, Gray is in the Florida news recently for a very different reason: back child support.

Helping kids deal with divorce

While divorce is hard on anyone, it can be especially difficult for children to process. Kids usually see the instability and discontent that causes fighting even before the divorce is ever filed. They are often fearful of the process and sometimes feel alone because the parents are caught up in their own trauma. But families who are going through a Florida divorce can make the transition smoother by following a few simple suggestions.

One state optimizes mobile child support payments

For the citizens of one state, it just got a bit easier to make one more type of payment. That's because child support payments in that state can now be made via mobile phone. A parent who may have forgotten to make a payment on time can now simply send it via the mobile app. While this technology has not yet reached Florida, one could hope that it could eventually be available in every state.

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Going through a divorce with kids is a painful and difficult process. If your child has autism or special needs, the divorce can become even more heartbreaking for everyone involved.

Preacher arrested for failure to pay child support

A preacher in a nearby Southern state was recently held in jail after he allegedly failed to pay his court-ordered child support. The 49-year-old pastor was taken in on charges of failure to comply. According to a spokesperson from the local sheriff's department, it is simply a case of him reportedly refusing to follow orders. In Florida, being accused of failing to pay child support can cause someone to end up in jail.

Father collects felonies trying to avoid child support arrest

A Washington County man has been taken into custody after fleeing to elude police officers. The Washington County Florida Sheriff Deputies were attempting to arrest the man on March 10 for failing to pay his child support. Instead of facing the accusations, police claim that the man chose to flee on foot, which then caused the deputies to add more charges to his arrest.

How does the IRS treat child support payments?

You might assume that child support payments are tax deductible. You are forced to give the money to another parent and you are deprived the use and enjoyment of it, why wouldn?t it be deductible? Unfortunately, the IRS disagrees, child support payments are not tax deductible. This post will go over the tax treatment of child support and how you can avoid getting in trouble.

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