Typically during a divorce, the courts will factor in the incomes of both parents in order to determine child support. If you want to deviate more than 5 percent either way, you must show that the current amount is unjust or inappropriate due to exceptional circumstances. Situations that may qualify for exceptions to the rule include:
- Older children
- Custody for more than 20 percent of the time (for paying parent)
- Extra expenses to cover special medical costs, private school tuition, extracurricular activities or other special needs
At Rubinstein, Holz & King, P.A., we assist clients with a variety of divorce and family law matters, including those involving child support. If you are entering into a divorce, we can help determine child support calculations and advise you on any potential exemptions to the statutes. We also are fully prepared to assist you with post-judgment modifications, enforcement actions or related appeals.
To talk to a skilled lawyer about your divorce or family law matter, call us at 239-332-3400.
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Child support payments cannot be altered retroactively, so it is in your best interest to file for modifications as soon as possible. Noncustodial parents also must keep up on their monthly payment. Failure to do so will result in a charge of contempt of nonpayment of child support.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our Fort Myers child support attorneys can help with all issues pertaining to child support, including modifications and enforcement actions.
If you need help with a child support matter, call us at 239-332-3400. Our office is located in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, at the corner of Jackson and Bay Streets on the third floor of the Tidewater Building. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover credit card payments.