Child Support Is Your Child’s Right In Florida
As a parent, you have an obligation to provide for your child. Every child needs a safe and stable place to live, food and clothing. Also important are health care and quality schooling as well as opportunities for other enriching activities. In most cases, it’s in the best interest of the child to spend time with both parents.
At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., our founding partner, Jeffrey P. Cario, also knows what it takes to ensure that your family is doing what is best for the child. We are here to help you through child support and custody (timesharing) issues. With over 30 years of successful legal practice, Jeffrey is board certified in family and marital law and is a certified mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Attorney Kimberly A. Scarano has over 15 years of experience, including time spent as an assistant state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. She has the skills and knowledge to achieve the best-possible results in your case.
Understanding Florida Child Support Calculation
In Florida, a statute and a formula are used to determine child support. The three main factors that influence the amount of child support that is paid or received are income, parenting time and the number of children. While the details can vary and can influence the amount of support, an experienced and certified family law attorney can ensure that you receive a fair and accurate outcome.
When A Modification Or Deviation Might Be Viable
There are several instances when a parent may want to request a deviation from the statute-prescribed support amount. There are also instances when the initial child support amount may be modified. Instances of deviations or modifications include:
- The income of either party has changed significantly
- There are unforeseen health, medical or education expenditures for the child
- The age of the child or children changes
- The amount of timesharing for either parent changes substantially
Child support is based on a set law and formula, but the court realizes there are events that can affect this. If you are uncertain as to your rights and obligations, speak with an established Florida family law attorney. Many people have questions about Florida child support and custody, we offer some answers to common family law questions.
Enforcing Florida Child Support Orders
The most important issue is always ensuring that a child’s needs are met. Denial of the support money can create an undue burden on the family. At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., we know being unable to provide for your child is stressful. In these situations, we will review the facts and pursue the support owed. This may mean enacting effective communication, seeking an order of contempt or even getting the nonpaying parent incarcerated depending on the severity of the issue.
Work With An Experienced Florida Child Custody And Support Attorney
Whether you need assistance with establishing, enforcing or modifying child support orders, attorneys Jeffrey P. Cario and Kimberly A. Scarano are here to help ensure that your parenting time and the support you pay or receive are reasonable for your family and in the best interest of your child or children. Call Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., at 352-592-0040 to set up a consultation. We will listen to your situation and let you know how we can help.