Child Support

South Florida Child Support Attorney

Obtaining Fair and Equitable Child Support Orders

An Attorney Dedicated to Helping Clients in Florida Find Lasting Family Law Solutions

Child support is calculated based on a formula that takes a number of factors into account. At the Law Offices of John Elias, I help divorcing and unmarried parents in South Florida receive fair child support awards. I will go to painstaking efforts to ensure that the other parent of your child or children is not hiding income from you and that you are being treated fairly under the law. I will also ensure that if you are the payor spouse that you end up paying an amount that is fair and reasonable under the law.

My practice has been devoted solely to family law for over 25 years. I am extremely familiar with the local court system and have a history of obtaining favorable results. Contact me at 305-558-4933 or 954-392-1501 to discuss your case with an experienced and informative lawyer.

Key Factors in Determining Child Support

There are three major factors that go into determining the size of child support payments:

  • Number of children: If parents share more than one child, the size of child support will be increased to reflect that.
  • Income of each parent: The respective income of each parent is a major factor in calculating child support obligation. If one parent regularly works overtime or earns money on the side, that income should be computed into the child support amount.
  • Time spent with the child or children: A parent’s child support payments will significantly go down if he or she spends more than 20% of overnights with their child or children.

In addition to child support, both parties are responsible for providing health insurance, day care, extra curricular activities and summer camp expenses incurred on behalf of the minor child or children.

Post Judgment Modifications

Child support orders can be modified when either parent has a significant increase or decrease in income.

Contact me to assistance obtaining fair and equitable child support orders. I have offices in Miami Lakes and Pembroke Pines.

Spanish and Arabic language services are available.