22May, 2017

Child Support and the Disabled Child: How is it Calculated?

May 22nd, 2017|Child Support|

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Helping Establish Support for Disabled Children in Florida Divorces

child custody and supportFor most child custody and support cases, calculating child support is straightforward. When one child is mentally or physically disabled, however, the calculation process is more complicated.

It is important that, if you have a disabled child, you speak with a family law attorney. The costs of raising a child with a […]

27Apr, 2017

Can You Negotiate Child Support Amounts?

April 27th, 2017|Child Support|

Child Support Negotiations Attorneys Serving the Jacksonville, Florida Area

Negotiate Child Support

In divorce, everything is negotiable – sometimes, even child support. However, not all items of child support are negotiable, and if you and your spouse disagree, the courts will use the standard calculation for support, which may or may not be what you wanted to receive or pay.

When Can You Negotiate Child Support Payment Amounts?

If the […]

20Jun, 2016

Florida Utilizes Special Procedures to Establish Paternity

June 20th, 2016|Child Support|

Family LawAccording to data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of children born in America are delivered by unmarried mothers. The “nonmarital” birth rate has actually fallen in recent years; a decade ago, the figure was close to 50 percent.

Under Florida law, when a married mother gives birth, the law presumes that the husband is the child’s father. When the mother […]

6Jun, 2016

Modification of Child Support Possible in Florida

June 6th, 2016|Child Support|

child supportIn the best of situations, sometimes plans just don’t work out. It’s the same for some of the worst situations: Florida divorces. For example, a Florida couple may have carefully negotiated and agreed to a specific level of child support to be paid, say by the former husband. That amount was based on conditions at the time of the divorce. Yet, conditions can change. If […]

5Jan, 2016

Consequences of Contempt of Child Support in Florida

January 5th, 2016|Child Support|

Florida Child Support Lawyers - Beller & Bustamante, P.L.

In Florida, when you receive a child support award, it comes in the form of a legally-binding court order. When a noncustodial parent refuses to pay child support, they are violating the court’s order, and this puts them in contempt of court.

Being held in contempt is a very serious matter. Refusing to pay child support can result in a […]