Understanding Florida's Child Support Guidelines
If you and your child's other parent decide to go your separate ways, whether you were married or not, it is important to consult an experienced attorney for child support advice. A child support determination will have a significant impact on your life and your child's life. At The Law Firm of Anthony J. Diaz, we have more than a decade of family law experience. Anthony Diaz is a lawyer who is deeply familiar with the complex process of establishing child support in Florida. As a certified public accountant (CPA), he understands the financial aspects of child support, divorce and other family-related legal issues.
With children and money involved, establishing child support can cause a great deal of stress and emotional turmoil. Our goal is make the process as easy, efficient and low-stress for you as possible.
In Florida, child support is calculated using special family law software. We can guide you through Florida's child support guidelines and let you know how they apply to your situation. Some of the key elements that are considered in the formula include:
- Income of both parents
- Overnight visitations
- Number of children
Typically, child support is paid until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school. The money is designated to be used only for the child, which can be very subjective. Each case is different and, in extraordinary circumstances, the child support amount may deviate from the guidelines based on special needs or other factors, or if the parents agree to an amount on their own.
Child Support Modification: Attorney in Orange County, Florida
Child support orders can be modified with the court's approval based only on a substantial change in circumstances. If you are interested in learning more about child support modifications, contact our firm. At The Law Firm of Anthony J. Diaz, we also represent child support recipients who wish to enforce child support orders. If your child's payments are late (in arrears), we will help you petition the court to enforce the child support order.
To speak with an experienced Orlando child support attorney, call The Law Firm of Anthony J. Diaz at 321-362-6053 or contact us online and we will respond promptly.