Child Custody

In Florida, the amount of support that one parent pays to the other is determined by a formula that takes several factors into account. The number of days and nights that a child spends with each parent is one of the primary factors determining whether child support is paid and, if so, how much.

Despite this adherence to a well-defined formula, it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation when decisions about child support are made. At Peppler Law P.A., we invest the time necessary to gain a full understanding of your situation in order to protect your rights regarding child support and all other family law matters.

The Factors That Determine Child Support

In addition to the amount of time that children will spend with each parent, these factors play a role in decisions regarding child support:

  • The net income of both parents
  • The cost of day care
  • The cost of health insurance that is paid by one or both parents
  • Other medical costs
  • The educational needs of the children

There are reasons to deviate from the standard child support guidelines, including a parent's inability to pay due to unemployment or long-term health problems, extraordinary medical costs, or high-asset cases in which an elevated standard of living was set during the marriage.

The issue of child support can become highly contentious. The court, however, remains focused on the facts of each case. We have a thorough understanding of the laws and have established a long track record of developing strong cases that support the outcomes we seek.

When working with clients, we strive to resolve disputes through negotiation or mediation, but always stand ready to defend our clients' rights in court.

Contact Peppler Law P.A. To Discuss Your Options

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation at a reduced rate to review your situation. Our attorney works with clients throughout Oviedo, Winter Springs, Orlando and all of central Florida. Call 407-792-6697 or email us by submitting an online contact form to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law and divorce lawyer.