How much support is fair and how long should the support be offered? These are questions that are typically resolved in a family law court by a judge if the two parents cannot come to an agreement. In some cases, child support orders are modified if certain circumstances come about, but usually, the orders are binding. In one recent news story, a baseball star is being taken back to court in Florida over allegations that he is failing to pay court-ordered child support payments.
A person who has left an unsafe environment with a volatile partner may find that they face a new set of problems. For some, they have suddenly lost the main source of their financial security. In fleeing the domestic abuse situation, a person can be crippled by the loss of income and stability. One Florida program aims to aid women who have left violent partners by helping them prepare for their own economic stability.