In Florida, child support is determined by a statutory formula that takes into account the net incomes of both parents. The amount of child support awarded may be modified in the future to reflect changes in circumstances, such as changes in income or the amount of time-sharing (overnights) by each parent. It may be necessary to impute a minimum wage or retain the services of experts, such as vocational evaluation experts or forensic accountants, to determine a parent’s earning capacity and net disposable income. Child support is awarded regardless of whether the parents are married or unmarried, and additional expenses such as medical and dental costs, extracurricular activities, and education-related expenses may also be factored into the support award. At our law firm, we have extensive experience in child support matters and can help ensure that your child support arrangement is fair and reasonable. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.
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The amount of child support is always modifiable as well as non-taxable to the payee and non-deductible to the payor.
We assist any clients who are already divorced with post-judgment modifications to increase or decrease child support payments. These post-judgment modifications to child support payments may be made in situations involving a substantial change in one party’s circumstances (i.e. salary changes, changes in the needs of the child, and changes in health). If child support is not being paid, the Law Offices of Laura S. Blackman, P.A. can assist you with petitioning the court to enforce the support orders as well as filing the appropriate documents for contempt.