In every divorce case involving a minor child, the Florida State statute requires an award of child support. The considerations that dictate the parameters of such an award will vary based on the parenting plan, parental incomes, and specific circumstances such as medical care or other special needs of the child.
Should one parent be uncooperative by refusing to provide information about their financial resources, the court may base its decision on an applied average median income and, at the sole discretion of the court, retroactive child support may be awarded for a period of up to two years from the date of the petition filing.
If the parent ordered to pay child support does not comply with their responsibilities, the court may order and Income Withholding Order. Should legal action be required to enforce the ruling, it is common for the negligent party to also be assigned to pay the attorney's fees for the parent who must pursue the enforcement of the original order.
Robert Sigman has extensive experience in issues surrounding the pursuit and collection of child support, in cases of divorce involving a minor child. His knowledge of the important considerations of these cases in unparalleled and he is dedicated to getting his clients and their children the financial support they rightfully deserve.
If you have questions regarding your legal rights to child support, you need a qualified Florida divorce attorney. Please contact our office for your confidential, free consultation. Call (407) 831-0012 today.