As married parents, you and your spouse have made providing for your children a top priority. This should not (and does not need to) change simply because you are pursuing a divorce. It does mean, however, that you need experienced legal guidance to accurately determine what your children’s needs are and to advocate for child support obligations that are fair and, whenever possible, advantageous to you.
There is no one way to approach a sensitive family dispute, especially when children are involved. We know from experience that a more collaborative, consensus-driven approach can benefit both our clients and entire families more than simply taking a spouse for everything they are worth.
It is helpful to keep in mind that as a general principle, both parents have a legal obligation to provide financially for their children. Florida courts apply child support guidelines to determine which parent will receive child support payments. These guidelines take into account 3 primary factors:
We understand a client’s priorities and identify the needs of the children to develop the best strategy under the circumstances.The key to child support calculations is our ability to efficiently gather all of our client’s financial records to provide the court with accurate information in a light most favorable to our client. To avoid an unfair outcome, we work just as dilligently to ensure the other side has provided complete and accurate information.
The Office of William J. McClellan will stand by your side through any family need. Call now to get started on your case.