Florida Board Certified Child Support Lawyer Assisting Clients In Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties
At the Law Office Of Forrest & Forrest, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we understand the difficulties parties encounter in the State of Florida. Children need both emotional support and financial support from their parents. If children are involved in a Florida family law case, child support will be an issue. In the State of Florida, any child under the age of eighteen has the right to be financially supported by both parents.
How is Child Support Calculated?
Unlike alimony, which is determined based on a balance of assets and liabilities, child support is determined in Florida family law based on a mathematical formula using both parties’ net incomes. There are other determining factors, such as over nights, health insurance, and daycare, which can affect this number as well.
While child support guidelines generate a specific support amount, there are certain cases in which child support can often be higher or lower depending on the situation. For example, if child has special needs or medical issues, these factors can often times be taken into account when calculating child support.
Can Child Support be Modified?
In today’s fluctuating economy, being a single parent can often be financially taxing. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances child support can often be modified. Call our firm to discuss the steps necessary for a proper child support determination.
Contact Our Florida Law Office
If you are going through a child support case, or about to, contact us at 954-800-5000 and our knowledgeable and experienced child support professionals will be happy to meet with you and answer your questions. It is important to work with a Florida Board Certified Marital & Family Law attorney if you are dealing with any child support matter. Your lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly, and that all aspects of your divorce are dealt with properly.