We are the Central Florida
Child Support Law Firm.

In the dissolution of a marriage or matters of paternity, child support is a court-ordered obligation and the right of every child. The parents may not agree to waive that obligation. Ongoing payments from the biological or adoptive parent are meant to provide for a child’s health and well-being. Specifically, monetary contributions are meant to provide for fixed and variable expenses. Examples are housing necessities to ensure the child has a safe environment. Educational expenses, food, daycare costs for the parent’s employment needs, health insurance, and extracurricular activities are also considerations.

The Role of Income in Calculating Child Support

As provided in the Florida statutes, the court system utilizes the Florida Child Support Guidelines to determine the parent’s monetary payment for each child. Only the biological or adoptive parents have a responsibility to pay child support. A new spouse’s income is not a consideration. It is a complicated formula and requires full financial disclosure from both parents for a thorough analysis. For parents with fluctuations in income, such as seasonal workers or those with periodic bonus amounts or overtime, the court’s ruling is discretionary and based on the situation.

Parenting Time Affects Child Support

In addition to each parent’s financial situation, the child or children’s overnight schedule is a factor when calculating payment. The Florida statute allows for a reduction in child support if the contributing parent has the child or children overnight for more than 73 nights a year. As the overnight schedule increases, there is a reduction in the amount of the payment.

What happens if the contributing parent relocates to another state?

Florida State utilizes the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act in these instances. It is a method to establish child support for a child living in Florida with a parent in another state. It assists in enforcing a support order for a parent outside of Florida. The Florida Department of Revenue assists with in-state and out-of-state collections and enforcement. A parent relocating out of state may be grounds for a modification of child support.

Peppler Law P.A. is an Accomplished Central Florida Child Support Attorney

Our law firm has extensive experience in matrimonial and family law matters. We understand the complicated issues that can arise regarding child support. For every unique situation, our law firm offers valuable guidance, support, and superior representation.

Our law firm has extensive experience in matrimonial and family law matters. We understand the complicated issues that can arise regarding child support. For every unique situation, our law firm offers valuable guidance, support, and superior representation.

We handle cases of establishing child support, enforcement issues, securing modifications of court orders, and termination of child support. At Peppler Law P.A., we work on our clients’ behalf for the best and most expedient resolution for child support matters.

Contact Peppler Law P.A. for quality legal services at our Oviedo, Florida, location at 407-792-6697. We represent clients in Oviedo, Winter Springs, and all of Central Florida.

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