South Tampa Child Support Attorney

Protecting your children is our top priority

Child support is often crucial to your child’s health, education, and general well-being. If you have parental rights, then you also have parental responsibilities. Parents are obligated to contribute to their child’s care. The state of Florida requires parents to financially support their children.

Child support proceedings can be a stressful and complex ordeal, especially if you feel you are not receiving the full amount of child support you are entitled to. At the Law Office of Mark G. Rodriguez, we understand your frustration. Let an established Tampa child support attorney guide you through the complex legal process of filing for child support and child support proceedings.

How do courts determine who pays child support and the amount of child support needed in FL?

Courts must consider the factors set forth in Florida’s child support guidelines. These factors include the income of both parents, the child’s health care and child care costs, and the standard needs for the child.  Courts also take into account the parenting plan submitted by each parent because Florida’s child support guidelines place significant weight on how much time the children spend with each parent.  Generally, child support is paid to the person with whom the children spend most of their time, but factors such as income and the needs of the child are considered.

In order to reach an accurate child support calculation, courts must examine all income and financial records of both parents. Without full access to each parent’s financial information, the court’s child support calculation will be inaccurate. Let our Tampa child support lawyer help you avoid an unfair result. Our experienced child support attorney knows how to search for and uncover hidden finances and income, issues regarding commissions, and even fraud.

We fight for unpaid child support in Florida

At the Law Office of Mark G. Rodriguez, our Tampa child support lawyer fights for your rights to child support payments, both inside and outside the courtroom.  We protect your right to collect child support, and we will fight for your right to collect unpaid child support when necessary.

Can child support be modified?

Child support can be modified for several reasons, including a substantial change in a parent’s income or financial situation. The loss of a job or a pay decrease can prevent a parent from meeting their full financial obligation, or the improvement of a parent’s financial situation through increased pay or inheritance, may necessitate modification of child support obligations. Courts will use Florida’s child support guidelines to modify the existing child support amount.

Contact an experienced South Tampa child support attorney today

At the Law Office of Mark G. Rodriguez, we are on your side. Our Tampa child support attorney is highly skilled and understands what is at stake during child support proceedings.  Let us guide you through the legal process.  Contact us today to set up a free consultation at (813) 227-9642 or online.