Child support is one of the important matters involved in an ongoing divorce case. It is defined as the payment given by one of the divorcing spouses to the other to fund the child’s needs.
Child support payment is very beneficial to the recipient kids as it helps pay for education, medical bills and health care, food, shelter, and other necessities. This financial payment usually lasts until the child comes of legal age (18 years), but may be extended if some needs still need to be addressed, such as a medical disability.
Child support is meant to look after the kid’s welfare even after the parents have been legally separated, which is why Florida law mandates it. When a couple has minor children, it is a given right for these children to be entitled to receive child support.
Like financial matters in a divorce, this field also follows certain guidelines for the calculation of the amount to be paid. The parents’ sources of income, compensation, assets, and taxes—among other considerations—are evaluated before calculating child support. The parents need to prioritize their child’s needs and feelings above their own so that they can calmly discuss this matter, thereby avoiding instances of disagreements which will only make the problem harder to resolve.
After a divorce, there might come to a point when the support received is no longer adequate to pay for the child’s necessities. In this case, a child support modification claim can be filed. The court will determine if the said claim is viable based on several factors, which include income increase, medical conditions, and changes in the child’s needs.
Child Support Lawyer in Cape Coral
Child support is a matter that needs careful thought and expert advice, and Atty. Mellany Marquez-Kelly can aid you in this regard. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the United States District Court, specializing in family law and real estate law, among others. Atty. Marquez-Kelly has been representing clients and helping them resolve their family law issues. She founded Mellany Marquez-Kelly in 2013 to reach out and help more residents in Southwest Florida. Atty. Mellany Marquez-Kelly will guide you through this complex process and guard your interest and that of your children. For a family law attorney in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, contact Mellany Marquez-Kelly today at 239-214-0403.