Child Support Lawyers in Sarasota
Your child deserves, and is entitled to, a life that is healthy and positive. Raising a child can be a full-time job. Not only does it require extensive attention and care, but it is also expensive. Transporting children to and from school (and other extracurricular activities and events) and medical appointments, as well as providing basic food, supplies and clothing can quickly add up, leaving your pockets thin. Florida law recognizes the costly expenses of childcare. Through payment and receival of child support, the courts can ensure that your child has everything that he/she may need.
Florida Child Support Lawyers
While child support can often be perceived as a sensitive and private topic, it is necessary to address and enforce. In most Florida child support cases, the noncustodial divorced parent is responsible for paying child support. The funds are used for:
- the child’s basic necessities (such as shelter, food and clothing),
- medical needs (like braces, checkups, immunizations),
- extracurricular activities (i.e. sports, clubs, performances etc.),
- higher education,
- some leisure activities
Florida child support orders may also entail basic visitation rights and duties of care.
How Is Child Support Determined?
The goal of court-ordered child support is to ensure that a given child is able to grow up in a positive lifestyle. If a father (or mother) makes six figures, his/her child should have access to that lifestyle. In most cases when calculating child support, family courts will consider the varying sources of income within a household, the earnings that each spouse makes, and how such funds are spent. Then, a judge will determine how funds will be distributed in order to provide the child with a stable upbringing and overall life.
When parents fail to submit appropriate child support payments within a timely manner, there are consequences. The noncustodial parent may receive excessive fines or even be jailed.
No matter what you unique family circumstance may be, you should contact experienced Sarasota family attorneys at Tobaygo Law. With numerous years of experience in family matters and child advocacy, our trustworthy firm can protect and serve your child’s interests through child support arrangements and modification. Our child support law firm is ready to help bring an agreeable conclusion to your child support case.
What Do Child Support Lawyers Do?
If you need a family law attorney to protect your rights in a child support matter, contact Tobaygo Law. Our Sarasota, FL, divorce and family law attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in child custody, visitation rights and child support matters in local courts. Some child support lawyers for men and women offer their services for free, which allows them to be considered pro bono child support lawyers. At Tobaygo Law, we provide a free consultation for child support cases.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving an initial determination of child support, supplemental petition for modification of child support, and ending support upon the child's emancipation.
We also represent clients in child support modifications and enforcement actions.
Do not sign an agreement to pay or receive support without first speaking to a lawyer. Our attorneys can assist with any child support issue that may affect your rights, including:
- Calculation of income in cases involving self-employed spouses
- Imputing income to voluntarily unemployed parties
- High childcare costs resulting from a child's illness, disability or physical impairment
- Treatment of seasonal income or bonus pay
- High-income earner child support issues
- Child support deviations
From offices in Sarasota, our lawyers advise and represent clients in family law courts in Sarasota County and Manatee County. Contact us to arrange a consultation with an experienced child support attorney today.