Supporting a child is a legal duty to be paid by both parents and no parent has the right to waive it!
Each state has their own child support calculator and the family court requires each parent to fill out a financial statement before making a final decision.
There are many factors taken into account by each family court judge when determining the amount to be paid.
These factors include:
- The needs of child, including health insurance premiums, education, daycare and special needs
- Net Income of both parents
- The child’s standard of living before divorce or separation
- The numbers of overnights the child spend with each parent
Modifications are always possible if there is a substantial change in circumstances in either parent’s income or time sharing schedule.
If you are going through a separation and have children, it is important to plan for the support of your children. A family lawyer like D’Lugo and DeFlora can walk you through the procedures that affect your family life including child custody, alimony, child support, and other. Each case is unique and you should be represented by an experienced skilled attorney.
Family Law attorneys assist in other situations like parents with visitation issues, children seeking emancipation, prenuptial agreements, step parents adoptions, etc…
Don’t wait, call us today at 407.870.5551 or www.KissimmeeFamilyLaw.com