Child support is a major issue in any divorce involving minor children. Florida has adopted child support guidelines that provide a standardized formula for courts to follow when determining child support obligations. There have been recent changes to these laws that have the potential to impact parents and children across the state.
If you want to learn about the new child support guidelines, contact a Boca Raton Child Support Attorney. Alan Robert Burton, Attorney at Law have offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, and serve clients across South Florida.Detailed Boca Raton Family Lawyer Accurately Calculating Child Support
One of the biggest changes in the new legislation regarding child support guidelines involves a revision in what constitutes "substantial parenting time." Previously, if a child was at a parent's house for 40 percent of the year (146 days), the parent would have what is legally known as substantial parenting time. As a result, the parent would be eligible for an adjustment in child support payments.Need a Child Support Modification Under the New Laws in Boca Raton or Anywhere Else in Florida?
The law has revised substantial parenting time status to 20 percent of the year. This means that any parent who shares time with his or her children for 73 days a year will be eligible for an adjustment in child support payments.
These changes also mean that any parent who has his or her children every other weekend and half the summer will be eligible for an adjustment in child support payments. If you believe you are eligible for an adjustment, I can offer guidance and a plan of action.Contact Attorney Alan Robert Burton for Child Support Matters in Boca Raton
The new child support guidelines will bring on changes in divorce across Florida. I have more than 35 years of legal experience and can help you understand how these laws will impact your situation. Call or email my office to schedule your free initial consultation. Call (954) 229-1660 or my cell at (954) 295-9222. I maintain flexible office hours to discuss your family law issues.