When you go through a divorce, different aspects of your life are affected. One of these is the payment of child support by one spouse to the other.
This is a monthly payment for the raising and caring of children after a divorce.
Parker & DuFresne have high-quality family law lawyers who will represent you.
Factors Affecting Child Support
Child support is defined by many factors that can vary from state to state.
For example, in Florida, it is required that each parent support their child. Likewise, the parent who has primary custody of the child is usually the one to receive support payments.
In addition, it can be either the mother or the father, and if there is equal time spent with each parent, financial support may still be needed.
Of course, there are many factors that must be looked at, and your family law lawyer needs to study all of them to decide on 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 Needs
Moreover, Florida has a specific guideline that is used to decide the amount of support that a parent should be paying.
Likewise, the combined monthly income of the parents is the main factor as well as the number of children that are involved.
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 Financial Support
The data that is required before support is outlined on the Child Support Guidelines Chart and the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.
Likewise, our team of lawyers will guide you through this complex process.
Jacksonville Family Law Lawyers
Our family law lawyers are here to guide you through the complex and stressful process of determining child support for your children.
So, while the process may be confusing, we strive to achieve the best outcome.
Likewise, our lawyers have been 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 financial support
- Changes to the financial support agreement
- Payments you are currently making are unfair
- The Florida Child Support Guidelines are not working for you
We offer family law representation to clients in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas.
So, if you are struggling with issues of divorce, contact us today.