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Child Support in St Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater, Florida

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Navigating child support can be daunting, but you’re not alone. Let us be your guiding hand, ensuring your child’s best interests are always at the forefront. With our expertise, we’ll simplify the process and fight for the support your child rightfully deserves.

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Child Support in St. Petersburg, Tampa & Clearwater, Florida

Child Support

At The Goldstein Law Firm in Florida, we understand that in addition to parental responsibility, parents also have a legal duty to provide financial support for their children. Florida calculates child support based on the child’s needs, income, and other factors. Sources of income considered for child support calculations include:

  • Wages and salaries
  • Overtime compensation
  • Bonuses
  • Business profits
  • Social Security payments
  • Disability payments
  • Alimony
  • Dividends
  • Interest income
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Workers’ compensation benefits
  • Net rental income
  • Alimony payments from previous marriages

Florida law also uses a process called “imputation” to consider potential income that a parent could earn even if they are not working but are capable of working. This prevents parents from intentionally lowering their income to avoid child support obligations.

The child support guidelines in Florida are based on net income, which deducts items like taxes, union dues, health insurance (excluding the child’s insurance), and court-ordered child support payments. The Florida legislature provides a table for the combined minimum parental obligation, which considers the parents’ combined net income and the number of children involved.

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At The Goldstein Law Firm, we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of parental responsibility, time-sharing, and child support in Florida. Contact us today at (727) 820-0200 to discuss your specific situation and how we can assist you in achieving the best outcome for your family. With Attorney Adam S. Goldstein’s extensive experience, you can trust us to guide you through these challenging family law matters.

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(727) 820-0200

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Address 3909 Central Avenue St Petersburg, FL 33713

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