Florida Child Support
As parents, both mother and father are responsibile for the financial welfare of their children. Part of that responsibility, includes providing for your children’s needs. Child support is to help to provide shelter, food, clothing and medical care. Your children are entitled to these basic needs and both parents are required to pay towards these expenses. Fl. Statutes 61.30 provides information regarding the Child support guidelines and retroactive child support.
It is crucial to remember that child support is a necessity that allows your children to thrive and therefore the amount of child support can either be agreed upon by both parents, subject to court approval, and/or a Florida court may award child support to the custodial parent based on the Florida child support guidelines.
Obtaining and Paying Child Support is most often based on the following:
- Incomes of both parents
- Child’s healthcare and child care costs
- The Timesharing Schedule can effect the amount of child support you receive.
- It may be in your best interest and in the best interest of your children to consult with an Tampa child support attorney who has extensive experience in child support, support modifications and family law related matters.
Florida child support services are handled by the Florida Department of Revenue. The child support services offered by the Department of Revenue can be used to help you to obtain or modify your child support and to enforce payment of child support.
The Florida Department of Revenue can take several steps to force a parent to pay their court-ordered child support, including:
- Notification of overdue payments
- Suspension of drivers license
- Interception of tax refunds, lottery winnings, unemployment payments or workers compensation to pay for overdue child support
- Garnishing bank accounts
- Income deduction from the parent’s paycheck
- Taking the parent to court on contempt charges
Often, it is necessary to hire a Tampa child support attorney to expedite the process of child support matters. If you have questions about child support, how to get it or information about child support modification in Florida, please schedule a consultation with Tampa child support attorney, Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates, at (813) 879-4600.