Winter Park Child Support Attorney
In Florida, both parents are legally obligated to support their children, regardless of whether they are married. After a divorce or the breakup of an unmarried relationship, the noncustodial parent will be required to make child support payments to the custodial parent.
The amount of child support is not arbitrarily determined by a judge or parent – it is governed by the statutory Florida Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines contain a mathematical formula that considers several economic principles, including the number of minor children in a family, the incomes of both parents, the parenting time allocated to each parent, as well as necessary expenses for child care and insurance coverage. Contact our Winter Park child support attorneys for more information and assistance.
Experienced Representation In All Aspects Of Child Support
The child support guideline calculations often can be complicated and require the assistance of an experienced attorney. While anyone can use the child support guidelines, they often run into complications and nuances that require an experienced attorney.
At Cotter & Zelman, P.A., our Orlando child support lawyers have decades of experience with all legal issues related to child support in Florida, including cases where it is difficult to calculate parental income or where deviations from the guidelines are appropriate. We represent both mothers and fathers in issues related to:
- Temporary child support: We can assist with issues related to temporary child support while a divorce or child support dispute is pending in the courts.
- Initial calculation: We can help you understand the child support guidelines, evaluate the facts specific to your case, and arrive at a child support calculation that is accurate and fair.
- Support modifications: If the financial circumstances in your family have changed, we can help you with modifications to existing child support orders.
- Enforcement: If one party fails to live up to his or her court-ordered obligations, we can help you take action to enforce the court’s order.
- Retroactive payments: Child support may also be awarded retroactive two years from the filing date of either a divorce or paternity action.
- Deviations: The court may deviate from the guidelines (usually no more than 5 percent) under some circumstances.
- Disputes: If your case involves legal issues that need to be litigated, we are highly experienced trial lawyers who can aggressively protect your rights and interests.
Contact Our Experienced Winter Park Child Support Attorneys
For capable assistance in resolving even the most complex child support issues, call Cotter & Zelman, P.A., at 407-629-4711 to schedule a free consultation. You can also send us an email. We look forward to speaking with you.