CHILD SUPPORT IN FLORIDA IS A COMPLICATED LEGAL ISSUE...CALL AN EXPERIENCED FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY FOR HELP TODAY.
When you have children, costs add up quick. From health care to school to basic food, clothing and shelter. Any case that involves minor children will have to address the issue of child support.
Financial affidavits, child support guidelines, and income withholding orders can cause a lot of confusion, which is why you need an experienced child support attorney to navigate this complicated legal issue.
Under Florida law, the right to be supported by both parents belongs to the child, therefore neither parent can waive their entitlement to child support nor can they elect not to pay.
When the court makes an initial award of child support, they have the ability to calculate retroactive child support, going back up to two years prior to the date of filing the action. Once an award of child support has been established, it does not change unless it is modified by the court. If a parent fails to pay court ordered child support they will accumulate arrears which are subeject to statutory interest.
child support PAYMENTS CAN DIFFER DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION.
In Florida, the amount of child support is determined using a formula. The main factors in the formula are the net monthly income of each parent, and the amount of time or overnights the children spend with each parent. Other expenses such as health insurance and day care expenses are factored in, therefore, because no two cases are the same, child support will vary from case to case.
To determine income for the purposes of calculating child support each party is required to provide to the other with a financial affidavit and additional required documents that indicate how much that individual earns, spends, owns in assets, and owes in liabilities.
Don't go it alone, call The Law Offices of Lauren Grondski, P.A., today for the help of an experienced child support lawyer.