Your children are the most important part of your life and having the ability to support their needs in the future is critical. Divorce Attorney Steven D Fichtman can help you with your child support issues. Whether you need assistance in enforcing child support payments from your child’s other parent or if you are currently in arrears of paying child support and need assistance to ensure you are treated fairly, our Family Law Office in Crystal River can help protect your interests.
How Child Support is Determined in Florida
There are a number of factors the Court will consider when calculating child support and determining which parent will be required to pay it. These factors include the following:
- Both parent's income.
- The parenting plan.
- The children's needs.
- The best interest of the children.
Consequences Associated with Child Support Arrears
If you are in arrears with your child support payments you may face severe legal consequences, including:
- Having your wages intercepted by the government to satisfy the support obligation
- The possibility of a misdemeanor charge if you willfully fail to pay child support
- Revocation of your driver’s license
An increase in payments as a penalty for not paying support in the past
If you have been unable to make your child support payments, it is important that you contact an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible to limit an further negative consequences against you.
The Law Office of Steven D. Fichtman understands the negative impact that child support arrears can have on your life and can walk you through the legal process to ensure that the amount you are obligated to pay in child support is fair and accurate.