Child Support Attorney in St. Augustine
Child support is the financial support paid from one party to the other
in a divorce case, typically from the noncustodial parent to the custodial
parent. Child support payments are not always required but are used to
ensure that the children involved are given the financial support they
need. In some cases, mothers will need to pursue paternity testing to
establish the fatherhood of the child's birth father in order to collect
child support from him.
If you are the non-custodial parent, you are likely required to make payments
to your ex-spouse to care for the needs of the child. Speak with our lawyers
for the information you need regarding your specific case, whether you
need to fight for increased or decreased support.
Florida Child Support Guidelines
The amount that a parent may be required to pay or may receive in a child
support case will depend on a variety of factors. The state of Florida
has established child support guidelines to provide uniformity for child
support determinations. Computation of child support pursuant to the Florida
State guidelines is primarily based on the incomes of both parents and
specific costs associated with the child. Child support calculations can
be much more complex, however, because of other factors, such deductions
and added expenses to care for the child's specific needs.
Experienced Legal Guidance
If you choose to retain our services, Attorney Ryan Albaugh can use his
financial background and experience to handle your complex child support
case. Our goal is to ensure that the child support calculation is performed
using accurate numbers, which can be accomplished in the following ways:
- Identifying income sources, including benefit income
- Calculating "imputed income" based on previous income levels
- Ensuring you are given credit for available income deductions
- Identifying facts that can justify deviating from the guidelines
After a thorough analysis is complete, our firm's Jacksonville family
law attorneys can ensure that all necessary evidence is presented to the judge.
Contact us today for the legal guidance you need!