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A Family Law Firm

"Expert Child Support Lawyer: Navigating Your Case with Compassion and Legal Expertise for Fair and Just Outcomes."

Child support is financial assistance provided by one parent to the other for the upbringing and care of their child(ren) after separation or divorce. It is typically determined by guidelines that consider factors such as the income of both parents and the needs of the child(ren), ensuring that the child's essential needs are met.

Having a family law attorney for a child support case, especially in Florida, is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, child support laws are complex and vary by state, so having a knowledgeable child support lawyer can ensure that you understand your rights and obligations under Florida's specific laws.

Additionally, a child support lawyer can advocate for fair and accurate child support payments based on your financial circumstances and the needs of your child. They can help gather evidence, calculate income, and navigate the legal process to ensure that child support payments are determined fairly and accurately.

Furthermore, if there are disputes or changes in circumstances regarding child support payments, a child support lawyer can represent you in court and seek modifications to the child support order as needed. They can also enforce child support orders if the other parent fails to make payments, ensuring that your child's financial needs are met.

Overall, having a skilled child support lawyer by your side can provide invaluable legal guidance and representation throughout the child support process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that your child receives the financial support they deserve.

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Attorneys in Charge

Kendall Lee

Kendall Lee

Associate

Dynamic attorney adept in trials, mediation, depositions, and client meetings.

Deena Renee Soliman Braun

Deena Renee Soliman Braun, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Experienced attorney specializing in family law, dedicated to client success

FAQ

How can I apply for child support in Florida?

To apply for child support in Florida, you can contact the Florida Department of Revenue's Child Support Program or consult with a family law attorney for assistance with filing a petition for child support through the court system.

Can child support be modified if a parent's income changes?

Yes, child support orders can be modified if there is a substantial change in either parent's income. This may include changes in employment status, salary, or other financial circumstances.

Can child support orders be enforced across state lines in Florida?

Yes, child support orders issued in Florida can be enforced across state lines through the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), which facilitates cooperation between states in enforcing child support obligations.

Is child support taxable income in Florida?

No, child support payments are not considered taxable income for the recipient parent, nor are they tax-deductible for the paying parent, according to federal tax laws.

Can child support be waived in Florida?

Child support obligations cannot be waived by parents in Florida. Child support is considered a right of the child, and parents cannot enter into agreements that would deprive the child of financial support.

Do both parents have to pay child support in Florida?

Typically, the non-custodial parent (the parent who spends less time with the child) is responsible for paying child support to the custodial parent (the parent who has primary custody). However, each case is unique, and child support obligations are determined based on individual circumstances.

What happens if a parent fails to pay child support in Florida?

Failure to pay child support in Florida can result in legal consequences, including wage garnishment, suspension of driver's licenses, interception of tax refunds, and even contempt of court charges.

How long does a parent have to pay child support in Florida?

Child support obligations typically continue until the child reaches the age of majority, which is 18 in Florida. However, child support may be extended beyond the age of 18 if the child is still in high school or has special needs.

Can child support be modified in Florida?

Yes, child support orders can be modified in Florida if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order was issued. This may include changes in income, employment status, or the needs of the child.

How is child support calculated in Florida?

Child support in Florida is calculated based on the state's child support guidelines, which take into account factors such as each parent's income, the number of children, healthcare costs, childcare expenses, and other relevant factors.

Consult a child support lawyer for expert legal guidance and representation.

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