Orlando Child Support Attorney
The Florida Child Support Guidelines provide a formula for determining how much each parent should contribute financially after divorce. It is based on both parents’ net income, the total child care costs, including medical insurance, and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.
While the state statutes provide the basic framework for determining child support, there are situations in which the court may approve a deviation from the formula.
The experienced family law team at The Davies Law Firm, LLC, in Orlando, Florida, can lead you through the process of determining the amount of child support that you will receive or pay as part of your divorce agreement. We can answer your questions on child support or any other divorce issue during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Orange County Child Support Payment Lawyer
The court may adjust the total child maintenance award, or either or both parents’ share of the total minimum child support award based on the following factors:
- Extraordinary medical, psychological, educational or dental expenses
- Independent income of the child, not to include moneys received by a child from Supplemental Security Income
- The payment of support for a parent which has been regularly paid and for which there is a demonstrated need
- Seasonal variations in one or both parents’ incomes or expenses
- The age of the child, taking into account the greater needs of older children
- Costs that may be associated with the disability of a child that have traditionally been met within the family budget
- Total available assets of the obligee, obligor and the child
Whether you are seeking child support or protecting yourself from paying more than your obligation, we provide knowledgeable legal counsel designed to reach a fair resolution efficiently and cost-effectively.
Changing Needs May Require Divorce Decree Modifications
Because financial situations may change significantly after a divorce agreement is final, the courts allow for modifications to original child support agreements (as well as other divorce issues such as child custody and spousal support). We can help you lower your child support obligations or obtain an order to increase the amount you receive if circumstances warrant it.
If you are wrestling with an ex-spouse who is not paying court-ordered support, our attorney can take the necessary steps to enforce that order. We will take legal action on your behalf to collect the full amount of support payments in arrears. We can also assist with enforcement of spousal support payments or enforcement of a court-ordered custody or shared parenting plan.
Our Orlando child support lawyer represents individuals throughout Orange County and central Florida in the full scope of family law matters, as well as personal injury law and bankruptcy. Call 407-540-1010 or email us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take next.
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