Largo Child Support Attorney
Parents who are divorced and who have children together will testify to the fact that of all of the issues that a divorced couple faces, child support – couples with child custody – is often the most contentious. At the Law Offices of Gale H. Moore, P.A., we believe that child support is an important part of ensuring that both parents are contributing to a child’s well being, and that the issue of child support does not need to be a battle between parties. Whether you are seeking child support, or need representation when child support is being requested from you, our Largo child support attorney can represent you throughout the entire process. Our law firm is experienced in all aspects of child support, including:
- Requesting a child support award;
- Determining how much in child support is expected or appropriate;
- Requesting a modification of a child support; and
- Enforcing a child support order.
Per Florida statutes, child support in Florida is determined based on the incomes of both parents, the healthcare and child care costs for the child, and the child’s needs. Income, as it applies to child support in Florida, refers to nearly all sources of income, and is not limited to a wage or salary alone. The more children that a parent is expected to support financially, the more that they will have to pay in child support, even if their income level does not increase.
Child support can be modified, but only when circumstances make modification reasonable. For example, if the child moves from one parent’s house to the support-paying parent’s house, or if the support-paying parent suffers an injury and is prevented from returning to work for an extended period of time, a modification to a child support order may be reasonable.
If you are the child support-receiving parent, receiving child support payments on time and in full every month is no doubt very important, and may affect your ability to care for or provide for your child. If payments are not being made, we can assist you in enforcing a child support order and recovering the money that your child needs, and is entitled to under the law.
Contact Our Experienced Largo Child Support Attorney
Gale H. Moore is a certified mediator, and is also trained in collaborative divorce; both of these methods of conflict resolution can be extremely valuable when making a determination about, or resolving issues regarding, child support. Our experienced Largo child support attorney will do everything we can to help you to understand your obligation to pay child support, or your right to receive it, depending upon your custody arrangement. We can also help you to understand how much you will likely pay or receive, how to modify an order, and what steps to take if a court order is not being fulfilled.
To schedule a consultation with our law firm today, call us directly. We will competently answer any questions that you have.