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When you go through a divorce, different aspects of your life are affected. One of these situations is the payment of child support by one spouse to the other. This is a monthly payment that is a contribution for the raising and caring for children following a divorce. Parker & DuFresne have high-quality child support lawyers who will represent you.
Factors Affecting Child Support
Child support is determined by multiple factors that can vary from state to state. In Florida, it is required that each parent support their child financially. The parent who has primary custody of the child is usually the one to receive payments for child support. It can be either the mother or the father, and if there is equal time spent with each parent, there is still a possibility that child support is needed.
Of course, there are many factors that must be considered, and your child support lawyer needs to evaluate all the information available to determine the best course of action.
- Number of Children Shared by the Couple
- Time that Each Parent Spends with the Child or Children
- How Many Overnight Stays exercised by the Parents
- Gross Income of Both Parents
- Education, Childcare, Medical Care and Other Financial Needs
Florida has specific guideline that is utilized to determine the amount of child support that a parent should be paying. The combined monthly income of the parents is the primary factor as well as the number of children that are involved in the situation.
The finances that income is based upon are listed below.
- Salary and Wages
- Bonuses and Commissions
- Disability Benefits
- Worker’s Compensation
- Social Security Benefits
- Rental Income
- Income from Trusts, Estates or Royalties
Once all factors of custody and finances have been considered, the support is calculated, awarded, then distributed between the parents.
Requesting Child Support
The information that is required before determining child support is outlined on the Child Support Guidelines Chart and the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet. Our team of attorneys at Parker & DuFresne will guide you through this complex process.
Jacksonville Child Support Lawyers
At Parker & DuFresne, our talented group of child support lawyers are here to guide you through the complicated and stressful process of determining child support. While the process may be muddled and confusing, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome. Our attorneys have been successful in working with clients with a wide range of issues:
- Spouse is not paying enough to help support your children
- Paying parent is not upfront and honest about their finances
- Scheduled child support payments are not being made
- Establish paternity in order to collect child support
- Modifications to the child support agreement
- Payments you are currently making are unfair
- The Florida Child Support Guidelines are not working for you
At Parker & DuFresne, we offer child support representation to clients in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. If you are struggling with issues of child support, contact us today.