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Florida Woman Seeks Additional Child Support from Dwight Howard

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Child Support on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

At times, and in certain circumstances, child support changes may be possible. A Florida woman is seeking additional child support from NBA basketball player Dwight Howard. Howard allegedly pays $10,000 a month in child support for the 4-year old son he shares with the woman. The woman is seeking an increase in child support and claims that Howard has not paid all of what he currently owes. Howard earns an estimated $27 million a year in NBA salary and endorsements deals. The woman claims that the current child support amount based on their agreement should be increased to pay for the child's schooling, activities and additional needs.

While Howard has also had additional issues with the mother of another one of his children, it is important to keep in mind that the family law legal system provides options for parents seeking additional child support, as well as parents seeking to reduce child support obligations. Changes in the circumstances of the parents or children may, at times, warrant a change in child support obligations. When the parties are unable to agree to a child support change, it is important to ask the court for a child support modification.

As always, the court will seek to ensure the best interests of the child are being properly met and will review requests for child support modifications accordingly. The family law legal process is designed to pursue workable solutions for families faced with family law challenges such as child support of child custody. As is always the case, it is important to continue to meet existing obligations and follow existing court orders and promptly seek any desired changes from the court.

Child support situations are often heated and may be frustrating for both parties involved. The family law process and family law legal resources seek to help families resolve child support disputes in a manner all parties can live with that allows them to better enjoy and focus on their family.

Source: Latin Post, "Florida Woman Sues Dwight Howard For Increase in $10,000 Monthly Child Support Payments, Claims He's Already Behind," Glenn Minnis, June 12, 2015

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