Who Pays Child Support?
Raising a child is expensive and usually requires the financial support of both parents. However, after a divorce, many parents are left without the additional support they need to feed, clothe, and support their children to the fullest extent. If you are a parent, it is important to know what your rights or obligations may be in regards to child support. Gordon N. Shayne is a proficient child support attorney who will provide the aggressive representation you need to pursue your legal goals in Fernandina Beach, FL and surrounding cities.
Determining Child Support Amounts
When a parenting time arrangement is agreed upon or is in place, child support may be determined.
- Child care costs
- Child's standard of living
- Extraordinary medical expenses
- Child's age
- Physical custody and overnights for both parents
- Other factors as set out in the law
When parties agree to a child support amount or a court enters a child support order, the law allows for an Income Wage Assignment so that the Child Support can come directly out of the obligor's paycheck, each and every month.
As your attorney, Gordon N. Shayne can provide you with the proper advice when it comes to the methods approved by the Florida courts for securing payment of court-ordered child support.
Child Support Modifications
Child support is a legal obligation of regular financial support to benefit your children. In most cases, it will continue until the child is 18 years of age or upon emancipation. However, there might come a time when it is necessary to reexamine an existing child support agreement to determine if the support provided is still appropriate. A reexamination might be necessary due to:
- Changes in financial situation
- Losing or gaining employment
- Changes in custody and
Usually, child support can be modified only if the change in income is greater than 10%. However, current legislation states that child-support obligations for low-income individuals must be adjusted to current economic realities. Gordon N. Shayne, Fernandina Beach, FL can help you maintain or modify any existing agreement, whether if you are seeking child support or if you are required to pay child support.
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