Raising a child is expensive, especially for a single parent. That is one of the reasons why child support is a factor when parents aren't in a relationship any longer. In fact, parents can turn to the court to get the court to order a non-custodial parent to pay child support. No matter which side of a child support case you are on, we can help you to learn about how Florida child support laws can affect you.
There are several different factors that the court must consider when they are issuing child support orders. These include how much time the child spends with each parent, the monthly income of the parents, alimony that is ordered by the court and actually paid and any other child support that is already being paid. Additionally, the child's health insurance coverage is also considered.
It is also possible for the court to take special considerations into account when they are issuing child support orders. For example, if a child has special needs, that will be considered when the court is issuing child support orders.
The fact of the matter is that parents have a duty to provide for their children. Either parent being untruthful about their income or expenses is simply unacceptable. We can help you to determine if the other parent has reporting discrepancies in the case. This is especially helpful if the parent is self-employed.
Your child deserves the support of both parents. That support should come in all forms, including financial. If you are in the midst of a child support case, we can help you to work toward getting the matter resolved.