Child Support in Jacksonville Divorce
Defending Your Rights on Questions of Child Support
When a family with minor children is faced with the often heartbreaking circumstances of a divorce, one of the most sensitive areas of the break-up that must be dealt with is the child’s welfare. It is necessary to settle matters such as education, health care and
custody, as well as child support.
It is essential that fair and equitable child support payments be worked out, so that the court-ordered payments are actually made and the child is not left to suffer with no financial support at all. The guidelines for child support are set forth in the Florida Statues, and a knowledgeable Jacksonville child support lawyer will be able to go over these guidelines with you and predict any possible variation to these guidelines which the court may be consider.
Child Support Calculations in Florida
A number of factors are taken into account when determining the child support amount in Florida, including:
- income of both parents, including bonuses and commissions
- income from a business owned by either parent
- the number of children who are subject to child support in this action
- daycare costs paid by both parents
- health care insurance costs of both parents, including medical, dental and vision
Subtleties in your particular case may be cause for a variation of the child support, or it may be necessary in the future to ask for modification of child support due to changed circumstances, effectively increasing or possibly decreasing the support received.
It is also an unfortunate truth that there are times when non-compliance to child support stipulations becomes an issue, and it is then necessary to seek the help of a lawyer to deal with this so that the rights of you and your child are protected. With child support being such a vital part of yours and your child’s future, selecting an experienced child support lawyer is a must. The attorneys at Ellerin Hutchinson have the experience and aggressive approach necessary to effectively deal with child support issues.