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Child Custody & Support in High Asset Divorces

Part of the divorce process is determining a custody and support agreement that is in the best interests of your children. These agreements may be a sensitive subject for parents, as they want to remain a part of their child’s life as much as possible after a divorce. While this is already a challenging enough process, other circumstances in the parent’s marriage can make it more difficult. For example, a high asset divorce will add a unique challenge for parents determining their arrangements.

Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC is here to provide you with advice concerning your child custody and support agreements in your high asset divorce.

Florida Child Custody & Support Laws

In Florida, any custody agreement is made according to the best interests of the child. This will impact decisions about the time-sharing schedules and which parent has to make child support payments. While it is a common belief that preference is given to mothers with custody, that is not the case. Florida gives equal consideration to both parents when making arrangements.

Support arrangements will be informed by the parenting and custody schedule determined. Whichever parent has majority custody will be on the receiving end of the payments, which are for the sole purpose of providing the child with what they need, whether it be clothing, food, or educational-related items.

High Asset Divorce May Bring Challenges

High net worth individuals have the capability of providing their children with many valuable experiences. For example, the child may be involved in multiple activities, clubs, or attend a specific school. During a divorce, it is important to try and maintain the living arrangements that children are accustomed to. In cases where the couples have many assets or revenues of income, this may result in a large support payment given to the parent with majority custody.

Reaching Fair Agreements

Your children deserve comfort and stability in their life when going through a divorce. This is why it is important to work to find a custody arrangement that is both fair and in the best interest of the children. Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC is here to provide you with support during this process, reaching an agreement that is best for all parties involved.


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