Supporting Your Children After Your Divorce
There are a number of issues to consider when you are filing for divorce. One of your main concerns is likely how the divorce will affect your children and how you will be able to provide for them after your union has ended. Divorce can be traumatic for children, especially if they are young or unable to understand exactly what is happening. If you are divorcing, you may need legal representation to help you establish an adequate child support order. At the Miami Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., our attorney can help you understand the legal process.
How Is Child Support Calculated In Florida?
When making a decision regarding child support, the court typically considers:
- Gross income of each party
- Time-sharing agreement (if there is one)
- Number of children involved
- Ages of children involved
- Any special needs
There is no way to predict the exact decision the court will make or the exact amount of child support you will win. Our job is to help build a strong case on your behalf. Child support cases can be quite vague and complex, causing concern and anxiety for our clients, which is why we aim to offer you a sense of relief. We can assist with all matters relating to child support, including establishment, modification and enforcement.
Can I Deny Visitation If Child Support Is Not Paid?
No. You should never refuse visitation if a parent has not paid child support. This is because under the law, visitation and child support are separate things. If you willfully deny the other parent visitation, you are violating your time-sharing order. The consequences of a violation can be punishable by community service, having your plan modified in favor of the other parent or other punishments as determined by the judge. If a parent is not paying child support, you should talk to an attorney first before taking any action.
Two Decades Serving Miami, Dade And Broward
When you choose to entrust your case to the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., you will get the level of high-quality representation you deserve. Having a skilled Miami child support attorney on your side can help make the divorce process less overwhelming. Our lawyer has two decades of experience working with clients like you in complicated family law matters. Whether you live in Miami, Dade, Broward or the surrounding area, we are here to help.