Every child has the right to the support of both parents until the age of 18.
In Florida, child support is determined by Child Support Guidelines. This is the formula judges use to figure out the support needed for a child and how much each parent has to pay. The court looks at both parent’s incomes (or what they have the ability to earn) and the child’s health and child care costs as well as the number of overnights spent with each parent. Parents cannot agree to waive child support or for a specific amount of child support without approval from the court.
The Law Office of Andrew G. Storie has helps families and individuals in Orlando, and all of Central Florida, in establishing and modifying child support as well as answering any of their child support questions.
Spousal Support, also known as Alimony, is a payment to provide financial assistance or support to a former spouse.
It can be paid either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. Before alimony is considered, the court first must determine whether either spouse has a real need for alimony and whether either spouse can afford to pay alimony. If the court finds one spouse has a need for alimony and that the other spouse has the ability to pay, then the court considers the Florida Statutes section 61.08(2) to determine amounts, frequency of payments, or even if alimony is appropriate.
If you have any questions regarding the types of alimony available here in Florida or you are looking to modify an existing alimony order, please call the Law Office of Andrew G. Storie and set up your free consultation.