Establishing, Modifying And Enforcing Child Support
Child support is the legal obligation of both parents to financially provide for their children. Whether or not parents were married, both are responsible for financially supporting their children. At James R. Schaffer, P.A., we have decades of experience handling child support matters. We assist individuals who are obligated to pay support as well as those who are entitled to receive it.
Helping You Establish An Effective Agreement
In Florida, child support is calculated using a formula. These state-mandated guidelines are intended to encourage fair contributions to support the best interests of the children. The formula takes the following items into consideration:
- The income of both parents
- The parenting plan and custody agreement
- The number of children
- Costs associated with medical and child care
- The costs to meet the standard needs of the child
Establishing a fair and reasonable agreement is important for the well-being of your children. Financial security is vital as you and your children transition into your new family arrangement. A trusted and experienced attorney will help you fight for your children and their future.
Assisting With Modifications And Enforcement
Your circumstances are always changing and evolving. If you have a substantial change in circumstances such as a job loss, you may petition for a modification to your custody arrangement. If you are not receiving payments as ordered, you can petition the court to seek payments. Contact an attorney to fight for modifications and enforcement on your behalf.
Experienced And Compassionate Counsel You Can Trust
We are honest and committed to assisting our clients with all child support matters. If you are getting divorced or need to take action regarding a child support agreement, we can help. Contact our Tampa office today. Call 813-314-7218 to set up an appointment with a lawyer you can count on. We are open, honest and thorough as we craft strategic solutions tailored to fit the needs of you and your children.