Going through a divorce is difficult, especially when minor children are involved. One of the issues that can be most challenging to resolve is child support.
Under Florida law, both parents are responsible for raising and providing financially for the care of any children under the age of 18, even after a divorce. Child support helps ensure that the minor children of a divorced couple will have what they need to live and thrive.
Schlegel Law Group has helped many Orlando-area parents secure and enforce child support orders. We can put together a compelling case to petition the court to rule in your favor.
The state of Florida takes child support obligations seriously and won’t hesitate to enforce legal action if parents don’t meet their child support obligations.
How Child Support is Calculated
Child support is not always a simple, cut and dry calculation. The calculation takes into account which parent has primary physical custody and which parent will have visitation, as well as how child-related costs, such as childcare and health insurance, will be handled.
While the courts follow guidelines for calculating child support, the judge can order an amount less than or greater than the guideline amount. For that reason, you want to be sure you have an experienced attorney providing guidance and protecting your best interests.