Child Support -Tampa Divorce Attorney

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Parental responsibility and time sharing with children (sometimes referred as child custody) and support are two of the most contentious issues in a divorce, and Florida family law is no exception. In any dissolution of marriage or paternity proceeding, children are of paramount importance to both sides. Typically mothers are struggling to maintain their children’s standard of living after a divorce, and increasingly, fathers may find themselves in the same situation. Furthermore, even after the divorce proceedings are finalized, it may be necessary to make modifications to child support or sole child custody arrangements.

At Raymond R. Pines, P.A., we have extensive experience in handling the difficult issues that often arise during divorce mediation, like paternity issues, child custody modifications, time sharingsharing, sole child custody, and child support modifications. Our background uniquely qualifies us to assist our clients with their child support issues.

The State of Florida has developed child support guidelines that provide for the support of children. These calculations depend on the income of both parents, and child care costs, medical insurance costs. In some cases, the amount of time the child spends with each parent impacts child support. It is important to note that in Florida, child time sharing arrangements and sole child custody modifications often lead to child support modifications.

Our Family Lawyer Will Ensure That Everything is Accurately Reported

Because of its significance in the calculation of child support, the true income of each party is critical information for the child support attorney. The attorneys at Raymond R. Pines, P.A. are experienced in detecting attempts to hide income, and attributing income to parents who are voluntarily unemployed or underemployed. We are highly skilled in examining all the relevant financial documents, to determine whether the affidavits reflect the true income of each parent.


If you are the custodial parent and have not received child support from the other parent as ordered, contact an attorney at Raymond R. Pines, P.A., and begin the process of collecting support. Our attorneys will seek the court’s assistance in enforcement, if necessary.


If you are the paying parent and have fallen behind on child support, do not expect the responsibility to disappear. If you are seeking child support modifications due to a change in circumstances, an attorney at Raymond R. Pines, P.A. can help you navigate the process and begin to support your child.

Contact an experienced Florida family law attorney at Raymond R. Pines, P.A. today to discuss your child support calculations

Florida Child Support Guidelines and Sole Child Custody Calculator

The custody calculator below serves as a guide to child support requirements in the state of Florida. The purpose of this calculator is to provide an educational and informational estimate. It does not account for every factor that figures into child support calculations. This calculator assumes that the child primarily resides with one parent, and does not adjust for children who live with a parent but spend a substantial amount of time with the other parent.

For specific legal advice on parental time sharing or sole child custody and support modifications, it is necessary to contact a qualified attorney.

Florida Child Custody Calculator