Child Support in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and surrounding West Florida areas.
If parents are divorced or separate if unmarried, Florida statutorily imposes guidelines for child support payments based upon the parents’ combined actual or imputed income, the amount of overnights a child spends with each parent, and the specific needs of a child. Under certain conditions, the Court can vary from these guidelines. Child support normally ends when your child reaches the age of 18, or graduates high school, whichever is later, absent mental or physical dependency. Florida law does not incorporate the expenses of college into a child support determination, although the parents can agree to bind themselves to this expense. Child support remains modifiable throughout the eligibility of the child, based upon a substantial change of circumstance.
Our firm has significant experience in handling the determination of child support, as well as modification of a child support award based on changes in income or other substantial changes.
If you need assistance with child support, divorce, paternity suits, or other family law matters, please contact our office, as our attorneys have extensive experience in child support disputes in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County, and the surrounding West Florida areas.