Jacksonville Child Support Attorney
When parents of a child are no longer residing together, whether divorced or never married, both parents are responsible for supporting the child. Child support may be provided either through physical custody or financial support.
In Florida, child support is based on a formula that uses the income of both parents, the amount of parental time-sharing enjoyed by each parent, and daycare and health insurance costs. Other unique factors, such medical needs, may apply. Of course, a formula is only as good as the information that is used. At the law firm of Sharon B. Johnson, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida, our goal is to ensure the proper amount of child support is awarded by making sure that all the applicable information is utilized.
Contact our law firm at (904) 306-9926 for a consultation.
After determining all income, whether or not it was initially disclosed, and gathering accurate information about your child’s needs, we then can present a true picture of what the appropriate amount of child support should be. At the law office of Sharon B. Johnson, P.A., we will help you receive the child support to which you are entitled or pay only the child support amount you should be paying. We will ensure the child support award for your case is fair and truly reflects your unique situation.
Changes in Florida Child Support Guidelines
The way in which Florida courts calculate child support changed in 2010. Under the new child support laws, specific numbers from several relevant areas are used to tailor a child support order for each case. Under Florida’s current child support guidelines, the income of both parents, the specific number of overnights each parent has with the child, and other financial factors are taken into consideration.
While Florida’s prior laws required a parent to have at least 40 percent of overnights before the child support obligation was reduced, the current law allows for a reduction in child support for a parent who has the child for 20 percent or more overnights.
Child Support Modification and Enforcement
The amount of a child support award may be modified. Whether your case is paternity, divorce, or solely child support, we can assist with a post-judgment modification to increase or decrease child support payments. These changes can be made in situations involving income changes, time sharing changes, charges in the needs of the child, or two or more of these. Please note: these changes must be substantial changes that were unanticipated at the time the judgment was entered.
Changes to child support laws in 2010 eliminated the requirement for parents to return to court to terminate child support once a child is emancipated or turns 18 years of age. Rather, specific termination dates are now outlined in the child support order.
If child support is not being paid, the law office of Sharon B. Johnson, P. A., can petition the court to enforce your support order. We will aggressively pursue your rights. With almost 20 years of family law experience, we are well equipped to obtain the best results possible for our clients.
Contact Attorney Sharon B. Johnson for Child Support Assistance
Our office represents clients throughout Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, the Beaches, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties.
We offer consultations. Contact us at (904)306-9926 to schedule your appointment.
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