Child support is intended to ensure both parents are meeting the financial needs of their children. It is set by a specific set of guidelines that rely on a formula to calculate what is appropriate for the paying parent to provide, depending on several different factors. If you have concerns about child support payments, the Ocala legal team at the law office of Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., can provide you with honest and aggressive legal representation.
Some of the factors considered when it comes to child support include:
Since no two families are alike, special circumstances are taken into consideration that can either raise or lower the guideline amounts. For example, a judge might consider a child’s high health care expenses as a reason for the paying parent to have higher child support payments to meet those needs. Whether the support amount is raised or lowered, a judge must always provide a written reason why he or she chose to deviate from the guideline amounts.
Additionally, the number of overnight visitation hours a parent has will also affect the level of child support. If a child spends over 40% of his or her overnight visits with the non-custodial parent, child support payment requirements will likely be reduced.
If you are concerned about paying too much child support or worried that you are not receiving enough, the Ocala family law attorneys at the law office o Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., are here to help and to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact our office today at (352) 437-2200 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.