Knowledgeable Child Support Lawyers Serving Miami
In the State of Florida, the attorneys at The Carolan Family Law Firm, P.A. in Miami, Florida have helped many clients secure and enforce child support orders.
Your children deserve to be financially supported.
A divorce is difficult enough on you and your children and you should not have to worry about how you are going to take care of them financially. Florida courts take the obligation to support children born of a marriage or of a relationship very seriously.
How is child support calculated?
The State of Florida has enacted the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet which helps calculate and determine child support amounts. There are many factors that are taken into account when determining child support. Some factors include:
- The sources of income of both parents
- The number of overnight stays with each parent
- Health insurance premiums
- Child care costs
The Court may order temporary child support while the proceedings are pending. The Court may also order retroactive child support for a period up to 24 months
Why is child support important?
When two people have a child, each is responsible for raising and providing for that child. Financial support is a responsibility shared by both parents. When a divorce is granted, the household income is often split. Yet each home where the child will reside still needs to offer adequate fiscal support.
Child support is a way of ensuring that a child of divorce will have what he or she needs to grow up in a healthy manner. This form of support is monitored by the state, and if any parent does not meet his or her child support obligations, then the state can enforce legal action.
The basic calculation for child support in Florida takes the parents’ combined net income into consideration. Other considerations taken into account include how much time a child will spend with each parent and how many children are involved.
For example, if it will cost $1,000 per month to raise a child and the paying parent’s income is 70% of the combined incomes of the two parents, then the parent would be responsible for $700 of child support per month.
Child Support Enforcement and Modifications
In many cases, one parent may default on child support payments, whether due to other financial obligations or by pure negligence. However, regardless of the reason for default, the divorce attorneys in Miami at The Carolan Family Law Firm, P.A. are extremely passionate about ensuring child support payments are fair and are being upheld by each parent.
If either parties’ circumstances substantially change so that an upward or downward modification of child support may be warranted, do not hesitate to contact Carolan Family Law Firm, P.A.
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Child Support Attorney Miami
If you are considering a divorce or paternity action and have questions and concerns regarding child support and the parenting plan or regarding any other aspects of your divorce, then contact child support attorney Miami at The Carolan Family Law Firm, P.A. by calling (305) 358-2330.