Tampa Child Support Attorneys
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Our experienced Tampa child support attorneys are here to help you. We can provide assistance with any child support issues during or after your separation. Our lawyers will strive to ensure that any child support order is fair to both you and your child.
You need a compassionate and competent child support attorney who understands your situation. We will fight to protect your rights like you are one of our own.
Tampa Child Support Attorneys
Divorcing or separating when you have kids can be difficult for the whole family. Your children might feel that their lives are disrupted and their world is changing. Along with the questions of custody and visitation, you are likely to face a number of financial issues. Getting divorced might mean finding somewhere new to live and having a lower income. Child support is another essential financial matter you must address. Child support is intended to be paid from one parent to another. Its purpose is to assist with the financial burden of raising a child. If you are the primary custodial parent, you might need to claim child support. If not, you could find yourself having to pay it.
Contact for Tampa Child Support Attorneys
Dealing with child support can be stressful and upsetting. We recognize that it’s a difficult matter to handle, which is why we are here to help. With our expert legal counsel to assist you, we will strive to get you the outcome you need. We will reassure you throughout the process of working out, modifying, or enforcing an order. Call us today to find out more about how we can help.
Calculating Child Support
As its name implies, child support is intended for your children. It is there to ensure that both parents are contributing to their upbringing. Although it can sometimes be a financial burden, its purpose is clear and necessary. There are many costs it can help to cover. These include health insurance, schooling, and other day-to-day needs. Calculating who should pay and how much they should pay can take some time. There are several factors that are taken into account.
- the incomes of each parent (including salary, benefits, and more)
- the amount of time the child stays with each parent overnight
- health insurance, daycare and other essential costs
- the parenting plan or custody agreement
- the best interests of the child
The Florida family courts use guidelines to determine the minimum child support needed. The amounts are based on both the combined net income of the parents and the number of children. For example, the monthly sum for two children if their parents have a combined income of $2,000 per month is $686. You can find the full table at §61.30 of the Florida Statutes. Remember that they are only guideline minimum amounts, not strict rules.
Changing Child Support Orders
If you already pay or receive child support, it may sometimes be necessary to modify it. There are several situations that make it acceptable to petition for a modification. They include a number of changes in circumstance. Alterations in your financial situation might mean it is hard for you to meet your child support payments. It might also mean you need to ask for higher payments from the other parent. If you want to ask for your child support order to be reviewed, you need to meet several conditions. The first is that the order lasts longer than six months. Second, it must not have been modified or reviewed in the last three years. You can also show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Some changes that can qualify include losing your job or other income, or your child’s needs changing. There might also be a change in visitation meaning that the paying parent takes over the majority of time with the child.
Child Support Enforcement
When a child support order is made, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be followed. We know that many parents can have trouble ensuring they receive payments. Our Tampa child support attorneys have dealt with many child support order enforcements. If your child’s other parent is not meeting his/her payments, you can ask the court to enforce the order. This firm’s lawyers can use their knowledge to help you follow the process correctly. We will assist you in filing for enforcement and may be able to ask for the other parent’s wages to be garnished.
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We understand the importance of having someone you can trust in your corner. At Brandon Legal Group, we treat each client we serve as a member of our family. We fight to protect the rights of each client and work tirelessly to protect their interests. If you are facing a legal issue, contact us so we can help you.
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