Child Support is payment by one spouse to the other spouse for the benefit and support of minor children following a divorce, separation, or the break-up of unwed parents. Child support payments typically continue until the child turns 18 years old, or until the age of 21 if the child is a fulltime college student.
Child support cannot be discharged in bankruptcy and is not considered as income by the receiving parent, nor is it considered a tax deduction by the paying parent.
Child support issues and disputes can be extremely complicated and both parents’ legal interests are best served by retaining experienced legal counsel.
“The Cardama Law Firm, P.A.”, represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in child support or other family law issues in Osceola County, Orange County, and the entire Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407.704.8932.
The amount of child support that a parent pays is determined by the Child Support Guidelines. When calculating the proper child support to be paid, there are a number of factors to consider that affects the child support that is ordered by the court. These factors may include, but are not limited to:
- The amount of overnights stays of the child with each parent
- The financial needs of the child such as day care expenses, medical / dental insurance, and uninsured medical payments
- The current income of both parents
When involved in child support and family law issues in Osceola County, Orange County, or the surrounding Central Florida area, hiring an experienced child support attorney or lawyer may provide the best opportunity to achieve a fair and reasonable resolution to family law issues or disputes.
Anyone requiring professional legal services regarding child support or other family law issues should be proactive in protecting their legal rights and seek the legal advice of an experienced lawyer, such as Attorney Lorena Cardama. For an appointment contact “The Cardama Law Firm, P.A.”, at 407.704.8932.