How Much Child Support Will I Get in South Florida?

 

It takes a village to raise a child, but when you’ve gotten a divorce, you may not have a village at your disposal. This is why child support is so important for parents in South Florida. At Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL, we are experts in obtaining the appropriate amount of child support for our clients. Whether you’re looking to alter existing child support or you’re interested in establishing child support for the first time, you need the best possible assistance from a knowledgeable divorce lawyer in South Florida. At Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL, we’re here to help with divorce, child support, custody and other family law needs.

Establishing child support in South Florida starts with obtaining a child support order, which can then be enforced by the Court if the other parent fails to pay. Getting the right        Settlement Agreement that covers child-related expenses not covered by child support requires the right legal help. At Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL, we can help fight for the child support order and negotiate the best Settlement Agreement that ensures that all of your child-related expenses are properly shared by both parents. After all, your child is the one who will benefit most from the money that you will receive.

Child support orders are usually established as part of a divorce or custody case. Our divorce and family lawyers in South Florida can help you understand what is covered by child support, and what items you need to add to your Settlement Agreement so that they are shared expenses as well, like cell phone expenses, tutoring, extra-curricular activities and automobile insurance. Child support only covers:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Medical Insurance Premiums
  • Day Care Costs

Child support is calculated based on the net incomes of the parents (adjusted for income taxes), the cost of health insurance and day care expenses, and the time sharing schedule. Sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint a parent’s income because they are self-employed, so the right help form a knowledgeable divorce lawyer in South Florida can help make all the difference. Our team at Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL will fight for your rights, and negotiate the proper amount of child support.

Child support payments can be made through the State or directly to the parent.  There is no requirement that the parent receiving child support account for how the money is spent, though it’s understood that these payments are to directly benefit the child or children. If you’re looking to establish or modify your child support in South Florida, it’s time to see how our team at Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL can help. Call (954) 344-7737 to schedule your consultation.

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