Child support can often be a stressful topic for both parents. Child support is calculated using a formula that is simply based on each parents net income and time sharing. Child support is number driven and there is very little room for interpretation; however, there are some important factors that an experienced child support attorney can help you with. Child support attorney Jennifer Dane can help you navigate Florida child support guidelines including:
- Gather all financial information from the opposing party;
- Review tax implications on each party’s income;
- Review the time sharing agreement for overnight visitation;
- Calculate child support with you are prepared for mediation.
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Jennifer Dane will personally handle all aspects of your child support case. You will be able to contact Ms. Dane by phone, text or email at any time with questions specific to your case and your concerns. Your case will never be handled by a less experienced attorney. Ms. Dane is the only attorney that will advocate for you throughout your entire case. Your child support case will get Ms. Dane’s full attention.
Child Support Calculations
Florida statutes mandate that every initial divorce and initial paternity proceeding involving a minor child must include an award of child support. Child support is based on a number of factors, including the parties’ time sharing schedule, the parties’ income, the cost of the child’s health care and the cost of the child’s daycare. Jennifer Dane is an experienced child support attorney committed to achieving accurate child support calculations by determining the actual income of each party and paying attention to details such as child care costs and health insurance costs, which are often left unconsidered.
Florida provides a “formula” that calculates child support guidelines as mandated by statute. Child support is generally paid on a monthly basis or in accordance with the payors pay cycle, and is often paid through an Income Withholding Order. If a parent does not remain current on child support, an action for contempt and enforcement can be initiated. Often, the party failing to remain current on child support will be responsible for the attorney’s fees of the party seeking enforcement.
If a parent refuses to participate in the discovery process or refuses to turn over accurate financial information, the courts are now empowered to input an average median income. Additionally, the courts have the power to award retro active child support for up to 2 years Florida Statute 61.07 says, “The court has discretion to award child support retroactive to the date when the parents did not reside together in the same household with the child, not to exceed a period of 24 months preceding the filing of the petition.”
Make sure you are aware of what your child support rights are by speaking with Jennifer Dane. Attorney Dane will walk you through the child support guidelines and make sure your rights and your children are protected.
Personalized Legal Representation
If you are facing a child support issue or are considering what your next steps may be to seek child support, contact Winter Park child support attorney Jennifer Dane for a confidential consultation, to discuss your case, your options and your children. Jennifer’s primary focus is to help you and your family transition through the child support process as seamlessly as possible.