Whether parents are divorced or unmarried, both parents are responsible for supporting their children, either through custody or financial support. In Florida, child support is based on a formula that incorporates the income of both parents, the amount of time-sharing enjoyed by each parent and other factors. But the formula is only as good as the data that is entered into it. At Barbra Amron Weisberg, P.A., in Boca Raton, Florida, our aim is to ensure the proper amount of child support is awarded by getting all of the facts out. From finding hidden assets that may easily be missed, gathering information about your children’s needs, to presenting a true picture of what the appropriate amount of child support will be, we will help you make sure the child support award is fair and truly reflects your family’s unique situation.
Changes in Florida Child Support Laws and Guidelines
Under the new child support laws, courts are better able to develop and tailor a child support order to the situation at hand. Under Florida’s child support guidelines, the income of both parents, the specific number of overnights with the child each parent has, and other financial factors are taken into consideration. Florida’s prior laws required a parent to have at least forty percent of overnights before child support obligations would be reduced, changes to the law now allow for a reduction in child support obligations for parents who has at least twenty percent of overnights with the child.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
The amount of child support is always modifiable. After a divorce, we can assist with post-judgment modifications to increase or decrease your child support payments. These changes can be made in situations involving salary changes, job changes, changes to the needs of the child, such as medical bills, and other substantial changes. Changes to child support laws in 2010 eliminated the requirement for parents to return to court once a child is emancipated to terminate child support obligations. Rather, specific termination dates are now outlined in the original child support order. If child support is not being paid, our attorneys can petition the court to enforce the support orders. We will stand up for your rights. We have nearly 30 years of combined experience helping people get the results they need.
Contact a Boca Raton child support lawyer today.
Our family law lawyers represent people throughout South Florida, including Boca Raton, Parkland, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Pompano Beach. Contact us at 561-292-0030 to speak with one of our experienced Boca Raton child support lawyers.
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