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Clearwater Fathers’ Rights

Here is a common example about the lack of dads rights in Clearwater, Florida.

A dad living in Clearwater is served with divorce papers. In those papers, his estranged wife asks for child support for their minor child. The dad assumes that fathers rights laws will ensure his child support payments will be based on his current minimum-wage salary. He decides that he doesn’t need an attorney and doesn’t participate in the divorce proceedings.

On the day he receives his final divorce decree and is reading through the order, the dad is shocked to learn that his child support amount was calculated against a salary that is much higher than his. What happened to fathers rights in Clearwater, Florida?

A recent Florida law states that if a father fails to participate in divorce proceedings or is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, his fathers rights on child support calculations will be based upon the U.S. Census Bureau’s median wage for full-time workers. This doubled the nonparticipating dad’s wages.

Family law is constantly changing. If you’ve been served with divorce papers, you need a dads’ rights attorney in Clearwater to keep you from paying more in child support than you can afford. Call the Clearwater fathers’ rights attorneys of Cordell & Cordell at 1-866-DADS-LAW.

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Frank Murphy

Edited By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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