Who Pays What?
Your child’s future and well-being are important to you. It’s also important that the other parent helps cover the cost of your child’s upbringing. On the other hand, if you are the noncustodial parent, you should not pay above and beyond your legal obligation. At Carl T. Boake, P.A, our child support attorneys have the skills necessary to defend your rights and the rights of your child.
Calculating Child Support in Florida
Many people hear stories that confuse them. They hear about a father of three paying less in child support than a father of one. So, they become angry or confused. Though the courts generally follow guidelines set by the state, judges do have some leeway to be flexible.
Florida courts take several factors into consideration when determining the amount of child support. Among them are:
- How much money does each parent make?
- How much time does each parent spend with the child?
- How much will day care cost, if applicable?
- How much will the child’s medical insurance cost?
- How much will be required to maintain the child’s current standard of daily living?
- Are there previous child support orders?
The state guidelines list the amounts of support based on the child’s age and the parents’ incomes. However, the judge could order higher or lower support amounts based on special circumstances, such as high medical costs for the child. The right attorney works to understand your circumstances, explain your rights and help you understand the support guidelines.
You Need Experienced Representation
Divorce and family law issues are serious matters that require experienced legal assistance. You and your children have rights. Our firm handles all types of child support cases, so we know what evidence to gather in support of your case, and we know how to argue in your favor. Don’t put your childs future at risk. Call Carl today and put 30 years of experience to work for you and your children.