Determining how your children's time is divided between parents is a difficult and emotional task. Whether the decisions regarding child custody and child support are happening in conjunction with a divorce or not, it is essential to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side. An experienced family law attorney can help you understand your rights and make decisions that keep the best interests of the children in mind.
At James & Zimmerman, our DeLand, Florida, lawyers have years of experience handling a wide range of issues involving children, including child support and child custody. We strive to help clients deal with these issues as efficiently and effectively as possible, while ensuring that the children are at the forefront of the case. We are committed to standing by clients throughout the entirety of the case while advocating for their parental rights. Contact a member of our firm today to learn more about how we approach child support and child custody cases.
The determination of an amount of child support that is to be paid is set according to Florida state statutes. These statutes detail support guidelines that are to be followed and a formula that is to be used when calculating child support. Parents also may be responsible for certain add-ons to the child support award, including for day care or medical expenses.
There are several types of custody, including sole custody, legal custody and joint custody. Our firm can explain the different types of child custody and determine which one may be right to pursue in your specific situation. We also assist with obtaining visitation rights for parents who have no custody.
If a custodial parent is wishing to move to another state with their child, it is important that a relocation order is sought. This type of modification can be granted if the relocation is in the best interests of the child or is due to the drastic change in circumstances of a parent, such as the loss or obtaining of a job.
Once a child support or child custody order has been established, you must go back through the courts to have changes made. By taking the proper legal steps, you can ensure that any modifications made to your orders are legally enforceable.
Contact a Child Support and Child Custody Lawyer
For answers to your questions regarding child support, child custody, visitation or other children's issues, contact an attorney at James & Zimmerman in Central Florida today.