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Seeking Child Support? Protect You & Your Family's Rights with Professional Legal Help

Tampa Child Support Attorney

Compassionate Counsel for 24+ Years

What can you expect from your child support case? While some couples are capable of agreeing to the terms of child support together, many others require legal intervention to establish the terms of their child support agreement. Whatever type of child support issues you face, the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo is here to guide you through the process step by step.

Have questions about how your divorce will proceed? Find answers to frequently asked questions.

At the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo, you can find the caring, skilled, and experienced representation you deserve for your child support case in Tampa. Our bilingual lawyer can discuss your options with you in Spanish or English.

Need to know more about how child support is calculated? Click here to use a Florida Child Support Calculator.

What Is the Purpose of Child Support?

Child support is used to cover the costs associated with raising a child, such as food, hobbies, transportation, and more. The court determines who will receive the child support payments, and how they will be paid. Oftentimes, the court orders payments to be made to the parent with whom the child lives primarily.

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. 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.

What Factors Determine Child Support in Florida?

The court sets the child support amount by using a formula that takes into account the number of children in the house and the net income of each parent, 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.

Some of the factors figured into the child support formula include:

  • Number of children
  • Special needs of the children
  • How often the children stay with each parent
  • Salary/wage + interest and dividends of each parent
  • Bonuses, commissions, allowances, tips made by each parent
  • All workers’ compensation, Social Security, and disability benefits

Need to determine visitation rights (time-sharing) or the terms of child custody (parental custody)? Are you involved in a paternity case? We help families throughout Western Florida resolve their cases as efficiently and amicably as possible.

To learn more about how to prepare for a child support case, schedule your FREE initial case review today!

Contact Our Tampa Child Support Lawyer at (866) 690-6408

The Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo can help clients through every 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.

Not only do he represent clients in Tampa, but we proudly serve residents throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County as well.

Reach out to our firm today to see how we can help you reach a favorable resolution for your child support issues.

Why Should You Hire Our Divorce Lawyer?

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