Pensacola Child Support Lawyer
Parents are obligated to financially support their children whether they are married or not. If you are a parent considering divorce or are unmarried and are seeking support for your child, you could benefit greatly from the help of a Pensacola family law attorney at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. As parents ourselves, we understand how important family matters are and work hard to ensure that our clients and their children are protected.
Why Choose The Virga Law Firm, P.A.?
- 24/7 availability
- Over four decades of combined experience
- Hundreds of families represented
- Included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?
Florida has a set of guidelines outlining the support a non-custodial parent must pay in order to provide for his or her child’s basic needs.
The court will consider the following when creating a child support order:
- The number of children needing support
- Monthly childcare costs
- Monthly net income of both parents
- The healthcare and educational needs of the child
Even if you and the child’s other parent can agree on child support, the only way to ensure that your child’s rights are secured is to obtain an approved court order, which provides the custodial parent with recourse if the other parent stops meeting his or her obligation. If this describes your situation, an attorney at our firm can assist you with enforcement of the order. When enforcing a child support order, the court may take a number of actions, including freezing the non-paying parent’s bank account, intercepting tax refunds, garnishing a portion of the parent’s wages, or, in some cases, sentencing the non-paying parent to incarceration.
Contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A.
Whether you are a parent seeking child support from your son or daughter’s other parent or are seeking to modify your support obligations due to a change in circumstances, our firm is here to provide you with skilled and knowledgeable representation.
Contact us today to discuss your case with a Pensacola child support attorney.