CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION
AVENTURA CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER
Guidance Securing a Favorable Child Support Agreement
At the Law Office of Sara J. Saba, P.A., we represent men and women throughout South Florida in the negotiating of child support agreements during divorce proceedings, the modifying of prior child support orders, and the establishing of child support in paternity actions.
Our team, as well as our family law attorney in Aventura, can handle your case from start to finish and make sure that no detail is overlooked. We believe these issues are simply too important to be handled in any other way.
Child Support Calculations in Florida
Under Florida law, both parents are required to provide support for their children. This is done in order to ensure that a child’s basic needs are met and to allow the child to benefit from the monetary resources of the parent. For these reasons, child support is the right of the child, not the parents.. Under Florida child support law, payment amount is determined under statewide guidelines.
Making Child Support Modification in Florida
Parents can seek modification of a prior child support award when it is based on a showing of a substantial, permanent, and unanticipated change in circumstances. This can include:
Loss of a job
Termination of daycare or childcare
Substantial increase or decrease in income (15% or greater)
A request for modification of child support should be filed with the court immediately if any of these circumstances arise. This is because modification is effective only from the date of filing onwards – it does not apply to child support owed prior to the filing. If you have had a recent significant change in circumstances that you believe merits modification of child support, you should contact an experienced Florida family law attorney immediately.
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Florida guidelines consider numerous factors in calculating child support, including:
Number of children
Combined net monthly income of the parents
Cost of daycare
Health insurance requirements for the child
Number of nights each parent spends with the child based on the parenting plan