Child support is an important obligation that exists between a parent and their child. In Florida, a parent may be required to pay child support if they do not have physical custody of their child. As has been discussed previously on this blog, physical custody concerns where a child lives and which parent is responsible for the child's day-to-day needs.
It may be a common sentiment among our readers in Florida that having a little bit more money might make everything in life a little easier. With more money families might be able to enjoy more financial stability and take better vacations, parents could ease off of their jobs and enjoy a little down time and kids would not have to worry about how they will pay for college. Money seems to be the root of many benefits in life, but, according to new research, it may also be a root of conflict in marriages.
Parents who are going through a divorce may not understand the difficult and sometimes confusing laws that apply to the custody of children. They may, for example, be somewhat familiar with the idea of physical custody and the need for separated or divorced parents to split their kids' time between their different households. However, they may not have a full appreciation for the importance of legal custody and the important rights in bestows on parents.