Establish, Modify or Enforce Child Support for $200 per hour

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A party may seek an award of temporary child support at a temporary relief hearing or court ordered mediation.

The amount of child support awarded on a temporary basis or at final hearing is determined by each parties gross and net monthly income, the cost of health insurance and daycare and the percentage of timesharing overnights each party is awarded.

Quick Law Review

61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.—

  • (1)(a) The child support guideline amount as determined by this section presumptively establishes the amount the trier of fact shall order as child support in an initial proceeding for such support or in a proceeding for modification of an existing order for such support, whether the proceeding arises under this or another chapter. The trier of fact may order payment of child support which varies, plus or minus 5 percent, from the guideline amount, after considering all relevant factors, including the needs of the child or children, age, station in life, standard of living, and the financial status and ability of each parent. The trier of fact may order payment of child support in an amount which varies more than 5 percent from such guideline amount only upon a written finding explaining why ordering payment of such guideline amount would be unjust or inappropriate. Notwithstanding the variance limitations of this section, the trier of fact shall order payment of child support which varies from the guideline amount as provided in paragraph (11)(b) whenever any of the children are required by court order or mediation agreement to spend a substantial amount of time with either parent. This requirement applies to any living arrangement, whether temporary or permanent.
  • (b) The guidelines may provide the basis for proving a substantial change in circumstances upon which a modification of an existing order may be granted. However, the difference between the existing monthly obligation and the amount provided for under the guidelines shall be at least 15 percent or $50, whichever amount is greater, before the court may find that the guidelines provide a substantial change in circumstances.
  • (c) For each support order reviewed by the department as required by s. 409.2564(11), if the amount of the child support award under the order differs by at least 10 percent but not less than $25 from the amount that would be awarded under this section, the department shall seek to have the order modified and any modification shall be made without a requirement for proof or showing of a change in circumstances.
  • (2) Income shall be determined on a monthly basis for each parent as follows:
    • (a) Gross income shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
      • 1.  Salary or wages.
      • 2.  Bonuses, commissions, allowances, overtime, tips, and other similar payments.
      • 3.  Business income from sources such as self-employment, partnership, close corporations, and independent contracts. “Business income” means gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses required to produce income.
      • 4.  Disability benefits.
      • 5.  All workers’ compensation benefits and settlements.
      • 6.  Reemployment assistance or unemployment compensation.
      • 7.  Pension, retirement, or annuity payments.
      • 8.  Social security benefits.
      • 9.  Spousal support received from a previous marriage or court ordered in the marriage before the court.
      • 10. Interest and dividends.
      • 11. Rental income, which is gross receipts minus ordinary and necessary expenses required to produce the income.
      • 12. Income from royalties, trusts, or estates.
      • 13. Reimbursed expenses or in kind payments to the extent that they reduce living expenses.
      • 14. Gains derived from dealings in property, unless the gain is nonrecurring.
    Note: The Florida Statute cited herein is not a complete recital and for general purposes only.

More About Child Support Computation & Modification

Parents often present inaccurate or fraudulent financial affidavits to obtain a lower child support obligation.

I have the expertise to correctly calculate both parties’ federal tax, Medicare, social security and health insurance deductions.

I have the expertise to successfully cross examine your spouse or “ex” concerning their understated income and inaccurate financial affidavit.

A parent’s failure or refusal to timely pay child support may result in a Judge finding them in contempt of court.

A Judge has authority to remand a parent to jail for failing or refusing to pay child support. A Judge can order the refusing parent to remain incarcerated until he or she pays a purge amount. A Judge has authority to order your “ex” to pay my attorney fees and costs.

Child support can be increased or decreased in a modification proceeding based on a substantial change in financial or health circumstances since entry of the divorce decree or prior support order.

Child Support Litigation for $200 per hour

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Rockledge, Florida 32955
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Cocoa, Florida 32922
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