Broward County Child Support Lawyer
Experienced Child Support Representation in Fort Lauderdale Surrounding Broward County, FL
As a biological or adoptive parent, you have the responsibility to financially provide for your children. You may wonder how you would realistically accomplish this after divorce.
In addition to creating a new life for yourself without your spouse, one parent may be required to pay child support to the other parent. These are payments ordered to cover costs such as health care, child care, and other necessities.
Child support is calculated using a mathematical formula that is based on both parents:
- Timesharing between the parents
- Health insurance costs
- And costs of child care
In some cases, parents choose to be unemployed or underemployed in order to receive more money from their ex-spouse in the form of child support payments. This is not a successful tactic as the court will impute income to this individual for the purpose of calculating child support payments.
Child Support Modification in Florida
If you have already been through the divorce process and you are making large support payments, feel your support payments are less than you should be receiving, or your child is now an adult, then it is important to know that family law issues and divorce stipulations can be modified to better suit your needs and circumstances.
People change, circumstances change, and incomes change. If you are experiencing difficulty in making your support payments or would like to seek more child support from the other parent, then you should retain legal assistance in order to petition the court to alter your payment amount.
It may be beneficial to enter into or request a modification agreement with the other parent, as the legal fees, and the stress of the process in its entirety, may render your modification cost prohibitive. As a lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, I can help.
How Is Child Support Determined in Florida?
Our child support attorneys in Broward County can help you determine how much child support you'll be required to pay based on a few factors, including parental income, number of children, pre-existing child support obligations, and amount of time spent with the children.
Of course, there are additional line items to consider. For example, if the parents have a high net worth or if the case involves a single mother who lost her job in today's economy. Depending on the circumstance, you may be in need of a Broward County child support modification.
What is the New Child Support Law in Florida in 2023?
Here are some new child support laws in Florida in 2023:
- A parent must pay more than 55% of their gross income for child custody purposes to the other parent.
- The minimum child support is approximately $50 per kid monthly.
- The trier of fact may order child support payment, which varies, plus or minus 5 percent, from the guideline amount.
- The mother cannot cancel child support in Florida with a court order modifying the support obligation.
- Parents cannot opt out of their responsibility to financially support their child.
- Through any means available, a biological father who is legally declared the father of a child will now have various duties and obligations linked together.
- The new law automatically confers an equal status to a newborn child's mother and father.
Contact us online or give us a call to discuss the specifics of your family's situation.
At Lindsay A. Feldman, P.A., we understand the severity of the situation that you face. I have helped numerous individuals in the past modify their payments and other arrangements so that they may pursue a brighter future.
I will work to assess your situation, advise you of the best action to take, and provide you with the representation that you need in your legal matter. It is important that you retain legal representation as soon as possible so that you may effectively pursue your goals, especially when looking to modify your child support agreement in Broward County.