Determining Child Support in Tampa, FL
Tampa Child Support Lawyer
Each state has different guidelines when it comes to calculating how much
a parent owes each month for
child support. It is based on the parents' net income, which is the gross income
that takes acceptable deductions into account. These deductions include
state, local, and federal tax deductions, insurance payments, spousal
support, etc. When the total monthly income is determined, the court will
decide how many children need financial support, and will create a percentage
of the total income that each parent needs to pay.
Factors that affect the amount of support that must be paid include:
- Which parent makes up the majority of combined income
- Special needs of the children
- The number of children
- How often the children stay with each parent
What is the purpose of child support?
Child support is used to cover a child or children's expenses, which
can include food, hobbies, and transportation. When the court determines
the child support payments, they will decide who will receive the payments,
and how they will be paid. Oftentimes, the court orders the payments to
be made to the parent with whom the child lives, and the other parent
must send his or her child support payment to him or her. The parent who
has the child then combines the child support payments and applies it
to the child's expenses.
The court may also have parents pay child support to the state disbursement
unit, where the money is collected, noted, and disbursed to the proper
parent. Child support payments may also be taken out of paychecks on a
voluntary or automatic schedule. The parents must pay the court ordered
amount of child support, and cannot at any time pay a lower amount unless
it has been approved by the court.
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The Tampa child support attorney at the
Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo is able to help clients through any stage of the
divorce process. Attorney Fajardo is fluent in both English and Spanish, and will
do whatever he can to fight for his clients' rights. His firm offers
a free case evaluation form, which can be filled out below and submitted
online. Not only does he represent clients in Tampa, but he proudly serves
residents throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County as well.
Reach our firm today to see how we can help you reach a favorable resolution for your
child support issues.