Child support is a financial contribution paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent towards the expenses of raising his or her children.
The amount of child support to be paid is subject to the child support guidelines of the State of Florida, or the State which has jurisdiction.
Under certain circumstances, when child support payments are denied by the parent ordered to pay child support, the court may order wage garnishment or criminal charges my be brought against the child support offender.
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Relevant factors which may be considered when determining child support include, but may not be limited to:
- Child custody arrangements
- How much parenting time each parent has
- The income of the parents
- Total number of children
- Unusual medical expenses
- Day care expenses
- And insurance, among other factors
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding Child Support or other Family Law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Osceola and Polk County child support attorney – lawyer at Kathy D. Sheive Attorney at Law by calling 407-944-4010 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
If either party’s financial standing or other relevant factors significantly change, either party may petition the court to seek an increase or decrease in the amount of child support to be paid. This is considered a post-judgment child support modification.
A modification to court-ordered child support may also be negotiated through mediation, and if agreed upon by both parties, the child support modification must still be made official by asking the court to agree and sign off on the child support modification agreement.
If you require professional legal services regarding Child Support or other Family Law issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Osceola and Polk County child support attorney – lawyer. Contact Kathy D. Sheive Attorney at Law by calling 407-944-4010 or by using our online submission form.