Navigating Child Support in Florida
THE RULES OF CHILD SUPPORT IN FLORIDA CAN BE CONFUSING
Chad Barr Law Can Help
Law Practices – Family Law
Pursuant to Florida law, both parents have an obligation to support their minor child until they turn eighteen (18) or graduate from high school. There are some circumstances where both parents may have a financial obligation beyond eighteen (18) to support their child. Financially supporting children is expensive but can feel even more difficult after a divorce. After divorce, an unfortunate harsh reality is that a family cannot live as financially comfortably divided as it can together. Often, the living standards of a family are lower after divorce because you are now paying two mortgages, two electric bills, two water bills, and many other duplicative bills. Given this, calculating child support correctly is a critical part of any divorce where children are involved or even in a paternity action.
Whether you are paying or receiving child support, child support is calculated per the child support guidelines outlined by Florida Statute 61.30. Support is calculated based on a statutory guideline, utilizing factors such as time-sharing, net income of both parents, health insurance costs, and childcare expenses, to name a few.
In many instances, calculating child support is relatively straightforward. However, it can be increasingly difficult where one party owns their own business, or a spouse receives financial support from another person. We will guide and assist you in gathering documentation and evidence needed to ensure the child support guidelines are correct.
We are committed to being responsive, thoughtful, prepared, and appropriately aggressive from the beginning of your case through its conclusion. Whenever possible, we will do everything to settle issues outside the courtroom. Whether through a counselor, mediation, or an outside agency, we are there to help you navigate the system and find the best outcome. If going to trial is the only option for your situation, we are prepared to represent your interests aggressively and with passion.
Our aim is to shoulder as much of the burden of the legal process for our clients as possible. We will work with skill and compassion to achieve the best results for your family.
Is there a need to hire an attorney for my legal matter?
Not all Family matters should require the assistance of an attorney. However, if you’re here asking, then there is a good chance you’ve reached the point where having a lawyer assist you is necessary.
You can always contact one of our family law attorneys to schedule your consultation. We can help you make the determination on whether legal representation is necessary. With our years of experience and passion for this field of work, we can help you reach the conclusion you and your family deserve. Call Chad Barr Law today at 407-599-9036.
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