Delray Beach’s Board-Certified child support attorney, Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq., has over a decade of litigation experience, practicing marital and family law, exclusively. As a seasoned child support lawyer in Delray Beach, Taryn G. Sinatra, Esq. has helped guide her clients through extremely tumultuous times. These matters go much more smoothly with the aid of one of Delray Beach’s most experienced child support attorney.
Unlike alimony, child support law in Delray Beach is calculated by a specific mathematical formula, taking into account several variables, such as each parent’s monthly net income and the amount of overnight timeshare each parent has with the child(ren). Additional factors may be included in the calculation, such as health insurance and childcare expenses. There is no presumption as to which Delray Beach party should pay child support and even in cases where the parties equally share time with the child(ren), one party may still be required to pay child support to the other. Typically, a child is eligible for child support until that child reaches the age of 18, or if still in high school at that time, then upon graduation. In certain Delray Beach cases, child support law may continue past that time, in the event of a disability.
A child support attorney may seek additional contributions by the Delray Beach court for other expenses, such as uncovered medical expenses, extra-curricular activities, camps and schooling for the minor child(ren).
While child support is formulaic, the court does have discretion under Florida statute in Delray Beach to deviate from the guidelines, based on a variety of factors where your child support lawyer makes a warranted case.
For cases involving the non-payment of child support law in Delray Beach, there are different options the payee parent may choose to seek to enforce child support. Conversely, the payor parent should be made aware of the potential consequences for failure to pay child support in Delray by their child support lawyer. Potential legal consequences include having child support law garnished, suspension of driver’s license, suspension of professional license administered by the State of Florida, and contempt of court in Delray Beach.
For actions involving the modification of child support, there must be proof of a permanent, material, unanticipated, sufficient, and involuntary change in circumstances.