Florida Child Support FAQs
You do not want your children to do without necessities and the comforts of life just because you no longer live with their other parent. Neither do we.
If you have questions about how child support works in Florida, The Day Law Office is here to help. Our attorneys, Sandra Day and David Day, each has more than 20 years of experience and work together on their cases. They have virtually seen every child support scenario and can help you resolve your matter correctly.
Read on to learn the answers to some of the most common questions we get about child support:
How Much Will The Child Support Order Be?
Florida does not have cookie-cutter child support rates. The law asks us to consider several relevant factors such as each parent’s income and financial resources, the number of children involved, and their child care and health care costs.
I’m Not Sure I Am The Birth Father. What Should I Do?
For cases where a child’s paternity is unclear, we recommend obtaining a paternity test. You should take action as soon as possible — before the court issues an order requiring you to pay child support, if you can. Once you are obligated to pay support, it can be difficult to arrange a paternity test.
Does Child Support Stay The Same Amount Forever?
It does not have to. As time passes and circumstances change, you can ask your co-parent to raise or reduce the level of child support. Negotiation is often possible, but in other cases, the parties will take the dispute to court to let the judge decide. Whether you are trying to modify child support or your co-parent is, you need a competent and experienced family law attorney to advise and represent you.