Orlando Child Support Attorneys
Fighting for Your Best Interests in Orlando & Cocoa
Under Florida law, parents have a legal obligation to provide financial
support for their children. This holds true for parents who are married,
divorced, or who have never been married while having a child. If you
need legal assistance in fighting for or contesting child support that
is fair and reasonable, our firm can help. At Conti Moore Law, PLLC, our
Orlando child support lawyers have an abundance of experience, knowledge,
and skills in handling all divorce issues in the local courts and
family law issues.
Call (407) 315-2006 for compassionate and resolute legal assistance concerning
your child support matter. You can also
contact Conti Moore Law, PLLC online.
How Child Support is Determined in Florida
Child support is generally paid by a noncustodial parent to the parent who has
primary custody. State guidelines have been established in Florida that family court judges
must apply when determining a presumptive amount for these payments.
These guidelines create a formula that takes into account:
- The combined incomes of both parents
- The number of children needing support
- The needs of the children, such as child care expenses, health insurance,
and other medical or dental expenses
- Percentage of timesharing for which each parent is responsible
Once a number has been determined, judges have the authority to modify
to a lower or higher amount based on other factors.
These factors include such things as:
- Extraordinary medical expenses
- Special needs
- The supporting parent being financially responsible for his or her parent
- The child having an income from some other source
Evidence will need to be presented to the court that justifies a deviation
from the standard child support amount.
Why You Need an Orlando Child Support Attorney
Determining a fair and equitable child support payment can be a complex
matter involving many factors.
It may be complicated by such issues as:
- Owning a business
- Other income-related matters
Our legal team can help you with the initial financial report that must
be submitted to the court regarding your income and expenses to ensure
that it presents an accurate account upon which child support can be calculated.
We can also work to prevent your spouse from presenting a false picture
of his or her income and assets. Should either of you be seeking a deviation
from the amount that the guidelines predict, we can prepare and present
a strong case defending your position to the court.
Contact Conti Moore Law, PLLC for effective legal representation at (407) 315-2006.