Florida Divorce Lawyers are responsible in cases where children are involved to follow the child support guidelines determined by the State of Florida. This means that a Child Support worksheet must be filed with the courts along with a Family Law Financial Affidavit. Child support is highly regulated here in Florida so that the best interests of children are served. The courts look at the parent’s net income, child care costs in an area, health insurance costs, percentage of time spent with each parent, and other expenses before determining child support payments. In some instances, both parties will attempt to negotiate and resolve payments prior to going before the court for approval. The Florida divorce lawyers attempting to negotiate this type of settlement must have the approval of the courts to deviate from the state’s mandated child support guidelines.
Should you or your former partner wish to amend the child support worksheet, it is my job to assist in the fair negotiation of an alternative settlement.