Florida Paternity Lawyer
While there are strict Florida guidelines governing child support, there are exceptions to these guidelines. It is extremely important that you select an attorney with knowledge of these guidelines and exceptions. I possess that knowledge, and the Law Office of Douglas A. Oberdorfer, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida, can help you.
Child Support Calculator
Child support is determined based on the net available income from both the mother and the father. The Law Office of Douglas A. Oberdorfer, P.A. will calculate the gross and net salaries based on pay stubs and average income over the course of the entire year. Monthly expenses and deductions will help us get an accurate picture of how much support a spouse should paid.
The Financial Effects of Visitation
After calculating the net income available from each parent, I will determine whether there are elements present that can change that amount. For example, if one parent exercises limited or no visitation rights, the other parent is entitled to increased support. Conversely, if a parent wants more overnight visits with his or her child, the child support that parent receives will be reduced.
The Duty of Every Parent
As a family lawyer, I believe that both financial support for your child and spending quality time with your child are vital. One should not be sacrificed for the other. Child support is every parent's duty, and a court can modify a support order after it enters a final judgment if circumstances or incomes change.
If a child is born out of wedlock to two single parents, paternity must be established before the mother is entitled to support. I have represented single mothers who need support for their new baby and want to ensure that the father is held responsible for paying child support.
For more information on a child support issue or to schedule an appointment, please contact me.