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Seeking Child Support?

Brevard County Child Support Lawyers

Our Melbourne Family Law Attorneys Can Help

As you file for divorce, among your many concerns may be how you will manage to financially provide for your child or children following this change of circumstances. You are probably worried about your ability to maintain the same quality of living that your child has grown accustomed to enjoying. If you wish to petition for child support from your spouse, you need to seek the legal direction of our Brevard County divorce lawyers as soon as possible.

At Henderson & Futchko, P.A., we have helped countless families obtain the child support they need to financially care for the needs of their children. With 70 years of combined experience, we are the law firm you need at your side when resolving divorce-related matters. Schedule your free consultation with our legal team to get started right away.

Determining Child Support in Melbourne, FL

In the state of Florida, child support is calculated by taking a close look at the financial situation of both parents. This is done because both parents are expected to financially contribute to the upbringing of their children-child support is not a one-way street. No matter what, the court will consider the best interests of the child and what situation will be in their best interests.

When calculating child support, a court will look at the following factors:

  • The net incomes of both parents
  • Healthcare expenses
  • Daycare costs
  • Education and special needs
  • Number of children in the family

The court will also take into consideration the child's standard of living during the marriage in order to ensure that the child lives as comfortably as he or she did before the divorce. Because the financial circumstances of a parent can change over time, child support can be modified to reflect the changes. In addition, the custody agreement of the child can have an impact on the amount of child support that must be paid. A parent that has sole custody of the child will need more financial assistance than a parent that shares joint custody.

Can a child support attorney at Henderson & Futchko, P.A. help?

If you wish to have child support increased or decreased, our firm can help you petition for a modification. Is your spouse failing to pay the child support amount ordered? We can also enforce orders to ensure compliance. Although there is no way to accurately predict how the court will decide child support in your case, you can be sure that we will do everything in our power to help you obtain the most favorable case outcome possible.

To better understand how child support is determined in Florida and what you can expect from the process, please contact us as soon as possible. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and concerns during a free case evaluation at our firm. You can look to the future with confidence when you enlist the help of Henderson & Futchko, P.A.

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No matter how complex or minor a legal matter may seem, it is always best to be informed of your rights and options before it is too late.