Jacksonville Child Support Lawyer
Advocating for Your Family & Your Rights
When a divorce involves minor children, the parents must take care to provide
for each child's welfare under the terms of their separation. Child
support is a primary means of ensuring that each parent contributes to
the child's needs in the years following a divorce. The
Jacksonville family lawyers at Hutchinson Law are committed to providing professional guidance as
you work toward a favorable support arrangement.
We can help you settle the terms of your plan, ensuring that your children
are provided for and your needs are met.
Contact Hutchinson Law today!
Calculating Child Support in FL
Both the father and the mother have an obligation to their child in child
support. Even in cases where both parents share custody, support may still
be necessary to account for each parent's ability to contribute to
their child's well-being. To ensure that support amounts are appropriate
for a given situation, Florida law provides specific guidelines for calculating support.
The factors influencing a support plan include:
- The total income of each parent
- How many children will be supported
- Custody arrangements
- Healthcare requirements
- Other basic needs, including education
While these guidelines specify the amount owed in a typical support plan,
the actual amount ordered for your circumstances may vary. The Florida
court has the authority to increase or decrease the support amount for
reasons like unusual medical expenses, lofty educational fees, and the
child's age. A
divorce attorney in Jacksonville from our firm can help you develop an optimal support plan to ensure that
your child's needs are met in any circumstances.
Experienced Counsel for Any Situation
When you retain the guidance of an experienced family litigator, you have
an advantage in negotiating your support case. This is not only true during
the initial divorce proceedings—it carries through to the changes
needed in the months and years after a dissolution has taken place. If
you have reached the point where you need to seek a
modification of child support or press charges for
contempt of court, our legal team can help you take action to protect your child's rights.
When you need help establishing a child support plan that takes your rights
and your capability into consideration, look no further than Hutchinson
Law. Our Jacksonville family lawyers have helped clients work through
the complexities of divorce for a number of years. We provide families
with dedicated counsel to help them make it through this difficult season
of their life with minimal stress and maximum hope.
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case evaluation form to discuss your situation with one of our qualified professionals!
Further Information on Child Support
Factors Used to Determine Child Support
Paying Child Support After the Child Turns 18
Changing a Child Support Order
Benefits of Child Support Mediation