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Belleair Beach Child Support Lawyer

How is Child Support Determined in Florida?

Child support goes hand-in-hand with child custody. Child support is a court-ordered financial obligation, usually assigned to a non-custodial parent, to support and care for a child as he or she matures. The amount of child support a parent is required to pay is determined primarily by a statutory formula based on the income of both parents, the amount of overnights the child spends with each parent and the needs of the child. Emerson Law, P.A. can assign a dedicated Belleair Beach family lawyer to help you understand and anticipate obligations regarding child support, so you can make informed decisions as we move forward.

When Do Child Support Payments End?

Child support generally ends when a child reaches the age of 18. In the past, laws required parents to file a petition and return to court to seek an order ending child support. However, with changes to the law enacted on January 1, 2011, any new child support order will list a date of self-termination, normally on the child’s 18th birthday.

Assistance with Child Support Enforcement

If you have an order for child support and are not getting paid, the other party may also owe you attorney’s fees for your efforts to enforce your rights. Call Emerson Law, P.A. for a Consultation on child support enforcement. One of our Belleair Beach family law attorneys can assist you with getting all of the back payment that may be due to you, in addition to getting attorney fees covered.

Child Support Consultation with a Qualified Family Lawyer

At Emerson Law, P.A. we are upfront and honest about what a parent can expect, what is reasonable and what is realistic. Emerson Law focuses on saving you time and money while pursuing the options that are best for your family. Contact Emerson Law, P.A. today at (727) 855-6587 to discuss your child support matter with an experienced and dedicated family lawyer.

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