Child custody cases as well as child support cases are becoming increasingly popular in modern times. After a divorce has happened with children involved, Parents are still obligated to support their children with niceties and wants which is most commonly known as child support. Lutz families that are going through a divorce may let their emotions and passed instances effect how they treat their child and how they handle court orders and legal proceedings. Before anyone does something they regret and possibly face legal action, there are some aspects of child support that should be understood by parents before they are done finalizing any legal documentation.
Child Support and Visitation Rights are Separate Matters.
When a couple is finalizing a divorce with a child involved, they will have to set up times to visit their child by each parent known as visitation rights as well as child support. Lutz parents should be aware that in the eyes of the law, they are considered two separate matters and should never affect one another. In some instances when a one person in a divorce is not allowing the other parent to visit their child that was agreed upon in court, the other parent will without child support because they are not allowed to see their child as much as they were promised. A judge would never find this behavior as acceptable because they do not consider these aspects relatable to one another. The one person effected by these retaliations is the child.
Child Support Orders Can Always be Modified in Court.
Many individuals are under the impression that once a couple has agreed on initial terms in a divorce for visitations rights and child support. Lutz parents however should know that at any time legal action can be taken to change or eliminate the current conditions that have previously been agreed upon. In some instances, only one parent has to present their case to a court in order to get some sort of change to the current arrangement that they are in. If a party can prove that there has been a change of circumstances, they can potentially increase, decrease or even eliminate child support.
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