Child Support Attorneys in East Central Florida
Florida laws regarding child support levels are designed to help provide the child or children with a financially stable domicile. Parents rely on family courts to issue court orders which will help them and their children begin this new phase of their life with as much continuity as possible.
Whether you are considering a divorce, are already separated or divorced or if you are dealing with paternity issues and if you need help with any child support issue, we are here to help. Let us put our specialized experience to work for your benefit regarding any of the following:
- Calculation and evaluation of child support based on the child support guidelines for child support: is there reason in your family to petition for a deviation from the standard amounts?
- Effects of co-parenting custody or time sharing arrangements on child support amounts: is the child going to stay overnight with the other parent more than 40% of the time? If so, child support amounts will vary.
- Is a modification to the existing parenting plan (custody arrangement) under proposal because of a planned move away? How will that affect child support obligations?
- Are modifications to previous child support orders appropriate because one or both parents have experienced a financial change due to a layoff, a promotion, or remarriage? Do you have reason to believe the other parent has been hiding assets or has deliberately remained underemployed to avoid paying child support?
- Enforcement of standing child support orders: is the other parent failing to pay child support as ordered? Florida aggressively enforces child support obligations by subjecting a non-paying parent to possible civil or criminal contempt penalties such as loss of his or her driver's license. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you are unable to pay child support or are not receiving the child support you are owed.
Children's Best Interests Come First
The child's best interests underlie every decision the court makes concerning child support and child custody in Florida. The State's child support guidelines act as a calculation tool that the court uses to determine child support levels. Factors the court uses in calculating child support are parental income, the number of children in the family, the expense of day care and medical insurance, and other factors.
The calculation of child support through the State's child support guidelines should be simple, but this is not always the case. We will help you arrive at fair child support agreements, keeping your child's best interests in mind.
To speak to an attorney who has been designated as a specialist in the area of marital and family law by the Florida Supreme Court about child custody, visitation, paternity actions, and child support agreements, contact Revis and Blackburn in Daytona Beach for an initial consultation.