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Using an Attorney to Pursue Child Support

Using an Attorney to Pursue Child Support

If you are a single or divorced parent who is seeking child support, or if you are already receiving child support, but you believe that the amount is incorrect or the payments are not coming in a timely manner, the family law attorneys of Owenby Law, P.A. can help. The Child Support Enforcement Program of the Florida Department of Revenue has mechanisms that are set up for single parents who are entitled to child support.

As is the case with most government programs, however, navigating your way through the required steps can be intimidating and confusing for the uninitiated. Our legal staff is familiar with the state of Florida's requirements and can facilitate the process so that you can begin receiving your child support in the full amount and on time. Contact us today to discuss what our family law firm is able to do for you.

Child Support Calculations and Enforcement in the State of Florida

The courts in venues like Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau counties use a formula to determine the amount of child support that one parent has to pay for another. There are, however, several variables that affect the child support calculation, such as the monthly income of each parent, the number of children involved, how many overnight visits the child is spending with each parent, special needs, other child support obligations that the paying party may have, et cetera. The family law attorneys at our firm are familiar with the factors and formulas that go into determining your monthly stipend.

Working with the state of Florida, we are able to provide the following services:

  • Calculation of monthly child support payments
  • Modification of existing payments when circumstances change
  • Enforcement of existing child support payments with non-compliant parents
  • Garnishment of wages so that the paying party is not able to withhold funds
  • Paternity testing when the father is denying legal and financial responsibility

If you are already receiving child support, but you are still struggling, our lawyers can review your current situation and determine whether or not you are entitled to additional compensation from the other parent.

Professional Family Law and Divorce Attorneys of Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, and Clay

The Jacksonville child support lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. know that being a single parent is often difficult and expensive. No one should be expected to do it without assistance from the other parent. If you are the parent of minor children, contact our law office and schedule an appointment.


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