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.
Ronald L Sims, P.A., represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in child support, divorce, or other family law issues or disputes in Orlando and the Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407.843.5885.
Relevant factors which may be considered when determining child support include, but may not be limited to:
If either parties 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 have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding child support, divorce, or other family law issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of experienced legal counsel.