Pensacola Child Support Lawyer
Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC Fights for Your Family
Ending a marriage is especially tricky when you have children. In addition to coming to a custody agreement, you must also reach a child support agreement. Child support is necessary and vital to the well-being and security of your children. Unfortunately, many parents try to evade their financial responsibility, leaving the other parent with the burden of supporting the children alone.
At Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, our child support lawyers in Pensacola are well-versed in all aspects of family law and can fight for you and your children’s rights. When you need a fierce advocate on your side, choose our firm.
Calculating Child Support
Many factors are considered by the courts when determining child support. Once ordered by the courts, monthly child support may be paid in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly installments. Because every family’s situation is different, there are many variables involved in calculating child support. This means there is no average amount of child support that a parent can expect.
When determining child support, courts will consider:
- Each parent’s income
- The number of children involved
- The custody arrangement
- Health insurance costs, including medical and dental care
- Childcare costs
- Educational expenses
- Special needs or circumstances
Once ordered, child support will be paid until the children reach the age of 18 or until they finish high school. However, if your child has a disability or there are special circumstances, this age limitation may change or not apply. It is also important to remember that in Florida, court approval is required to waive or change child support. While some parents agree on their own to waive child support in place of some other agreement, this is not legally valid unless approved by the courts.
We Are on Your Side
At Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, we know how difficult it is to go through a separation. Many of our clients report feeling anxious that they will not receive the financial support they need to care for their children adequately. Our Pensacola child support attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure financial stability to support your children. We always treat clients with care and compassion. We are passionate about assisting families in moving through these difficult times to a brighter future.
Schedule an appointment with an experienced child support lawyer in Pensacola by calling (850) 404-7263.