From supporting parents whose finances are being taken advantage of, to fighting for parents who require additional support to provide the right life for their child, our experienced family law attorneys can handle it all.
Daytona Beach Child Support Attorneys
Guiding Clients Through The Child Support Process in Volusia County
Child support is one of the most essential legal issues for couples who have children to sort out. Whether in conjunction with a divorce or as part of another type of separation, failing to properly litigate this matter can have a huge effect on your life and the life of your child moving forward. Thankfully, the Daytona Beach family law attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey are here to make sure our clients never have to worry about child support again. For representation who will negotiate to secure the best outcome on your behalf, trust Buckmaster & Ellzey.
Do you need legal support for your child support matter in Florida? Call Buckmaster & Ellzey today at (888) 785-6548 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child support lawyer in Daytona Beach.
How to Determine Child Support in Florida
While the state of Florida has a few hardline statutes related to child support, you may be able to craft an agreement tailored specifically to your situation with the assistance of a skilled attorney. In most cases, a flat percentage of at least 25% of the non-custodial parents’ income is supposed to go to child support payments for a single child. The more children in question, the higher child support payments are likely to be. However, the right lawyer will be able to advocate for more or less money in child support proceedings, depending on the details of the case.
Usually, child support payments last until a child turns 18 and legally becomes an adult. In some circumstances, child support payments may last longer, such as until the child graduates college. If no mutually satisfactory agreement can be reached between both parties in child support negotiations, a judge will then hand down child support orders, taking various details of each party’s life into account.
What Does The Court Consider When Determining Child Support Payments?
Details the court will consider when determining child support payments include:
- The needs of the child
- The needs of any other children living with each party
- The overall living expenses for each party
- The household in which the child spends more time
- The finances of both parties
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are equipped to handle a range of child support issues. From supporting parents whose finances are being taken advantage of to fighting for parents who require additional support to provide the right life for their child, our experienced family law attorneys can handle it all.
Enforcement and Modification of Child Support in Florida
In cases where one parent is refusing to adhere to a child support agreement, you may need to get an attorney involved to force the said parent to uphold their end of the legal bargain. This may occur shortly after a separation or abruptly, months or even years later, should payments stop. Whatever the circumstances are, you will want to hire an attorney who can work to make sure your agreement is enforced. If necessary, the noncomplying party’s wages may be garnished to provide support.
You may also need to modify a child support agreement at some point. Life changes, and to keep up with those changes, a commensurate level of support is important. Reasons for modification orders can include everything from job loss and illness to remarriage and promotion. Regardless, if you are suddenly able to provide less support or suddenly require more to manage your daily life and the life of your child, a skilled lawyer can provide protection.
Contact Our Child Support Lawyers Today
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach child support attorneys have been advocating for the people of Florida for over 40 years. We understand that divorce and family law matters can be trying, which is why our goal is to be as compassionate and supportive throughout the legal process as possible. We also offer flexible payment plans because we believe every client deserves fair representation. Call now to begin the life you and your child are meant to have.
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Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
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In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.
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