Child Support Attorneys in Orlando, FL
Strong Advocates for Complex Child Support Cases
The Orlando child support attorneys at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. will work tirelessly to protect your rights in child support cases. Florida law recognizes that both parents, even after a divorce or separation, have a continuing obligation to financially support their children. This duty to support your child includes providing not only the basic needs of a child such as food, clothing and shelter, but also extends to the child’s medical expenses, child care expenses, and education expenses.
Our Orlando child support lawyers know that parents going through a divorce or separation often disagree over issues related to child support. Most child support litigation involves a parent’s unwilling to pay his or her appropriate share of the child's expenses. Our team will work closely with you to examine all of the relevant factors of your case.
This includes determining the accurate income of the parties, the amount of time sharing truly exercised by both parents, and the costs of the child's daycare and health insurance. Once these cost and income figures have been accurately determined, then our child support attorneys in Orlando, FL will meticulously calculate the child support obligation of the parents based on the Florida child support guidelines’ statute.
The Orlando child support lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. are prepared to zealously represent you through the calculation process. Our firm has a track record of success in the court room and in mediation. Need an Orlando child support attorney? Call us today at 407-512-0887!
How Is Child Support Calculated?
In Orlando, Florida, child support is calculated based on each parent's income and the number of children. The Florida child support guidelines can be found in Florida Statutes 61.30, showing how much a parent may be required to pay based on their monthly net income and the number of children they are supporting.
The court may order more or less child support than the guidelines recommend, taking the following factors into account:
- The needs of the child or children,
- Station in life
- Standard of living
- The financial status and ability of each parent
Can the court deviate from the child support guidelines?
Our child support lawyers in Orlando, FL know that strict reliance on the child support guidelines can create an unjust result for some parents. But our law firm has extensive experience advocating for clients’ right to deviate from the child support guidelines if the case allows.
The court may permit deviation from the child support guidelines based on the following factors:
- Extraordinary medical or dental expenses related to the child(ren)
- Seasonal variations in one or both parent’s income
- Age of the child(ren), recognizing increased costs associated with another child(ren) of a parent
- Costs associated with the care of a special needs child(ren)
Though not all child support cases warrant a deviation from the child support guidelines, our Orlando child support attorneys will diligently analyze the facts of your case to determine whether a deviation is an option for you.
Do you have questions about child support or deviating from the child support guidelines? Call office to schedule your consultation with an child support attorney in Orlando FL today.
Enforcing or Modifying Child Support
Our child support lawyers in Orlando, FL can assist you with either modifying your child support or enforcing your child support order. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly examine the facts of your case to develop compelling arguments to support the enforcement or modification of your current child support order.
Enforcing Current Child Support Order
Our Orlando child support lawyers understand the urgency in enforcing current child support orders. We are skilled in timely assessing the nature of your case and pursuing your claim in court. Child support is the right of the child. No matter the reason the other parent may have stopped paying, your attorney will advocate for you and your child to ensure that your child support anxieties are addressed by the court.
Modifying Current Child Support Order
Though there are various justifications for modifying a child support order, the modification must be based on a substantial change in circumstances. For example, modification may be justified if there has been a substantial increase or decrease yours or the other parent’s income. Modification may also be an option if your child’s daycare and/or healthcare costs have decreased since the original order was issued by the court.
Our Orlando child support attorneys are experienced litigators at protecting our clients’ child support rights. Our attorneys are skilled in enforcing child support orders and modifying child support orders. Call our office today to schedule your consultation with a practiced child support lawyer.