Do You Understand Child Support Calculations?
If you are in the midst of custody negotiations, child support calculations are no doubt a confusing part of the process. To make sure your rights are protected and that your children’s needs are met, you should seek out an experienced family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Donnelly, our family law attorneys help people fight for fair child support obligations.
We Understand The Child Support Guidelines
While it may seem like the calculation process is set in stone by Florida state guidelines, our attorneys can determine if there are special circumstances to deviate from the formula. Judges are allowed to depart from the formulas when special issues are part of the circumstances. Some of those issues include:
- Special needs
- Health care problems
- Educational needs
We understand how family courts work and can look for opportunities to advocate for more fair support obligations.
Unique Income Situations
The guidelines are designed to work with straightforward number such as gross monthly income. But, for many people, their income may be open to interpretation. Business owners, contractors, freelancers and others may have irregular income and expenses that could allow for very different interpretations of how much that person makes in an average month. We understand how to work through these situations to create child support obligations that work for you.
We help our clients in Clearwater, Florida, and the surrounding area to understand the child support calculation process. We can help you understand common misconceptions about child support, how it is determined and when and how it is paid.
Know Your Children Will Be Provided For
Just because there’s a formula to determine the amount of child support doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be a part of the process. If anything, it’s your chance to ensure fairness to all parties, including your children. Issues involving the best interests of the child have to be taken into consideration as well.