Divorcing parents will need to create an appropriate parenting plan that serves in the child’s best interests. Ultimately, it is best for the parents to work together to come up with a parenting plan. However, if the parents cannot agree to a parenting plan, Florida courts require the parents to participate in mediation before a court will make a final decision in the matter. Florida also requires the parents to complete a parenting class that is offered in the county where the case has been filed.
Calculating & Paying Child Support
One of the parents may be ordered to pay child support. The state of Florida has child support guidelines and worksheets/calculations which specify the amount of support that should be paid based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the incomes of the parents, the visitation schedule, daycare and medical insurance costs.
If you have a case that involves the calculation of child support, whether you are seeking support or have been served with a petition seeking support, we welcome you to contact us. We pride ourselves in being both compassionate and empathetic toward any client who comes though the door, regardless of his or her situation.
We have been successful in settling many child support cases to our clients’ satisfaction, thus saving them significant legal fees that are often associated with taking a child support case all the way to trial. While we believe that parties should make every effort to resolve his/her case outside of the courtroom if possible, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial when the situation calls for resolution by a judge.
Our clients regard us as very approachable and easy to talk to. We have been successful in settling many divorce cases to our clients’ satisfaction, thus saving them significant legal fees that are often associated with taking a divorce case all the way to trial. While we strongly believe that parties should make every effort to resolve his/her case outside of the courtroom whenever possible, we will not hesitate to take a case to trial when the situation calls for resolution by a judge.
No. You cannot refuse court-ordered visitation because your ex-spouse has failed to pay child support. The failure of a party to follow a court order should be brought to the attention of the Court. Therefore, if your ex-spouse violates a court order to pay child support, that issue should be brought to the Court’s attention.
The Court will look at a change in circumstances of the parties through a petition to modify support. If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the original order. The Court may modify the order, based on those changed circumstances.
Dedicated to your family
At the Bowes Law Group, we work closely with you so that you can develop a sense of what to expect during and following the divorce.
We help you define your immediate concerns and objectives, and help you articulate your vision of what a successful long-range outcome might be for yourself, your children, and your extended family.
At all times, we make sure that your goals are based on a realistic understanding of your rights and responsibilities under Florida law.
Contact us today if you need the support of experienced child support attorneys in Florida.