Child support is an important part of a child’s financial security. In Florida, parents are obligated to provide financial support for their minor children, and the amount of support is determined by the court. Understanding the laws in Florida is essential for any parent who is involved in a child support case.
Calculating Child Support in FloridaIn Florida, the court uses a formula to calculate the amount of child support that a parent should pay. This formula takes into account the income of both parents, the number of children involved, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. The court also considers any special needs of the children, such as medical expenses, and any additional expenses that the court deems necessary.
Enforcing Child Support Orders in FloridaIf a parent fails to pay the court-ordered amount of child support, the court may take action to enforce the order. In Florida, the court can garnish wages, place liens on property, or even suspend the parent’s driver’s license. The court may also require the parent to attend parenting classes or to participate in job training programs.
Modifying Child Support Orders in FloridaIf either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, they may request a modification of the child support order. The court will consider factors such as changes in income, changes in the number of children, or changes in the amount of time each parent spends with the children.
How The Law Offices Of Yeazell And Sweet Can Help
The Law Offices Of Yeazell And Sweet is a family law firm in St. Petersburg, Florida that helps parents going through divorce, custody, and child support matters. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of the child support laws in Florida and ensure that your rights and the rights of your children are protected. We can help you calculate the amount of child support you should be paying, and help you enforce or modify the child support order, if necessary.
If you are involved in a child support case in Florida, contact The Law Offices Of Yeazell And Sweet today to learn more about how we can help.