Confused about child support guidelines? Ask a Miami divorce attorney
Filing for divorce is a complex process that can often be emotionally trying – especially when children are involved. As such, it’s important for Florida residents to enlist the help of a Miami divorce attorney to ensure that their children are well-provided for. To help you prepare, we’ll review some aspects of child support agreements that can be confusing for those who don’t have experience with this area of family law.
To file for child support, you must submit a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet to the court along with your financial affidavit, unless you are unaware of your spouse’s income – in which case you can wait until they’ve provided that information. As we have covered in past posts, your financial affidavit is an essential document that gives all involved Miami divorce lawyers and court officials a snapshot of your financial standing.
The Child Support Guidelines Worksheet includes a table that calculates the amount needed to care for a child – or children – based on the combined net income of both spouses. Then, to determine the financial responsibility of each party, you will have to supply details about your income and monetary obligations. The form also requires filers to list the average monthly expenses incurred to care for their children.
As your Miami divorce attorney will inform you, your financial affidavit will also be referenced continuously when the court rules on child support – as well as alimony and property division.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by this form at first glance, but with the help of a Miami divorce attorney, you can navigate this complex area and advocate for your child’s best interests.
For a dedicated and experienced Miami divorce attorney who will work seven days a week on your behalf, call Scott A. Ferris, Esq. today at 305-670-3330 to discuss your case.