Child Support

Child support is a financial contribution paid by the noncustodial parent to the residential parent toward the expenses of raising his or her children.

The amount of child support to be paid is subject to the child support guidelines of the State of Florida, or the State which has jurisdiction.

Under certain circumstances, when child support payments are not made by the parent ordered to pay child support, the court may order wage garnishment, or contempt charges may be brought against the child support offender, which could lead to incarceration if found to be in contempt.

The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in child support or other family law issues in Orlando, Florida, and the Surrounding Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407-217-1836.

Relevant factors which may be considered when determining child support include, but may not be limited to:

  • Child custody arrangements
  • How much parenting time each parent has
  • The income of the parents
  • Total number of children
  • Unusual medical expenses
  • Day care expenses
  • And insurance, among other factors

If either party's financial standing or other relevant factors significantly change, either party may petition the court to seek an increase or decrease in the amount of child support to be paid. This is considered a post-judgment child support modification.

A modification to court-ordered child support may also be negotiated through mediation, and if agreed upon by both parties, the child support modification must still be made official by asking the court to agree and sign-off on the child support modification agreement.

Hiring experienced child support attorneys may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.

If you require professional legal services regarding child support or other family law issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Orlando child support attorney. Contact The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., by calling 407-217-1836 or use our online case submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation.