Child support is a contentious issue for any parents. At Delgado & Romanik, we handle child support issues on behalf of mothers and fathers throughout central Florida. Our firm helps clients understand how child support is determined and guide them through the process of how a court will determine the amount of support that will be paid. Contact us today to discuss your specific case and needs.
All states have child support guidelines in their statutes. Florida's guidelines are designed to take into account all parental income (both parents) while taking into consideration health insurance needs, child care expenses and other expenses required for the maintenance of the child's well-being. However, the court may depart from the statutory guidelines if it is determined that applying the formula for defining support is inappropriate in a given situation.
To ensure that the proper amount is calculated under the guidelines, it is important that we have an accurate understanding of the income of both parties. We investigate to determine income accurately and we pursue all sources, including any possible hidden assets. If necessary, we hire accountants and financial experts to examine financial records, to ensure a doctor or small-business owner has not manipulated his or her books to underreport income or hide assets.
Our firm also represents clients who are seeking the modification and/or enforcement of child support orders. A change in circumstances, whether through loss of a job, a lowering of your pay or a health issue, may warrant the court to modify the monthly support amounts. If you cannot make the current amounts, you want to contact a child support attorney as soon as possible, as failure to make child support payments may require the court to issue an order of enforcement. Remember, child support payments cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. We can also help you understand the "writ of bodily attachment" and how the failure to pay child support affects you and your child.
Contact a child support lawyer at our firm today. We at Delgado & Romanik are sensitive to our clients' needs, and the needs of their families. Our firm is dedicated to handling these cases with respect and concern while aggressively seeking a resolution to the matter that is in the best interests of our clients and their children.