Daytona Beach Child Support Lawyers
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Child support is one of the most essential legal issues for couples who have children to sort out. Whether in conjunction with a divorce or as part of another type of separation, failing to properly litigate this matter can have a huge effect on your life and the life of your child moving forward. Thankfully, the Daytona Beach family law attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey are here to make sure our clients never have to worry about child support again. For representation who will negotiate to secure the best outcome on your behalf, trust Buckmaster & Ellzey.
How to Determine Child Support
While the state of Florida has a few hardline statutes related to child support, you may be able to craft an agreement tailored specifically to your situation with the assistance of a skilled attorney. In most cases, a flat percentage of at least 25% of the non-custodial parents’ income is supposed to go to child support payments for a single child. The more children in question, the higher child support payments are likely to be. However, the right lawyer will be able to advocate for more or less money in child support proceedings, depending on the details of the case.
Usually, child support payments last until a child turns 18, and legally becomes an adult. In some circumstances, child support payments may last longer, such as until the child graduates college. If no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached between both parties in child support negotiations, a judge will then hand down child support orders, taking various details of each party’s lives into account.
Details the court will consider when determining child support payments include:
- The needs of the child
- The needs of any other children living with each party
- The overall living expenses for each party
- The household at which the child spends more time
- The finances of both parties
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are equipped to handle of a range of child support issues. From supporting parents whose finances are being taken advantage of, to fighting for parents who require additional support to provide the right life for their child, our experienced family law attorneys can handle it all.
Enforcement and Modification of Child Support
In cases where one parent is refusing to adhere to a child support agreement, you may need to get an attorney involved to force said parent to uphold their end of the legal bargain. This may occur shortly after a separation, or abruptly, months or even years later, should payments stop. Whatever the circumstances are, you will want to hire an attorney who can work to make sure your agreement is enforced. If necessary, the noncomplying party’s wages may be garnished to provide support.
You may also need to modify a child support agreement at some point. Life changes, and to keep up with those changes, a commensurate level of support is important. Reasons for modification orders can include everything from job loss and illness to remarriage and promotion. Regardless, if you are suddenly able to provide less support, or suddenly require more to manage your daily life and the life of your child, a skilled lawyer can provide protection.
Call Our Daytona Beach Family Law Firm Today
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach child support attorneys have been advocating for the people of Florida for over 35 years. We understand that divorce and family law matters can be trying, which is why our goal is to be as compassionate and supportive throughout the legal process as possible. We also offer flexible payment plans, because we believe every client deserves fair representation. Call now to begin the life you and your child are meant to have.
To speak to a lawyer, dial (888) 785-6548 today.