Child Support Lawyer

Orlando and Kissimmee Child Support Attorney providing professional Child Support and other Divorce and Family Law legal services in Orlando, Kissimmee and Central Florida. Contact Lawyer, Lazaro G. Blanco, Esq., today at 407.344.5577.

Child Support is payment from one spouse to another for support of the children after a divorce or separation. Normally, child support stops when a child turns 18 years old, unless the child is still a full-time student. Child support cannot be discharged in bankruptcy and is not considered as income by the receiving parent or as a tax deduction by the paying parent.

Under the law, child support is by no means considered disposable income for the parent receiving the child support to spend the payments anything other than the well being and needs of the child. In short, the money is for the child's needs, and not a parent or guardian's personal benefit. If it is discovered that their is a proven history that the child support payments are not being used for the benefit of the child, issues regarding the amount of child support or even who the child will primarily reside with in the future may be raised in subsequent family law hearings.

The federal government requires all states to adopt child support guidelines. In the State of Florida the most common issues the court may consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Child custody arrangements;

  • How much parenting time each parent has;

  • The income of each parent;

  • Total number of children;

  • Unusual medical expenses;

  • Day care expenses;

  • Insurance;

  • Other relevant factors that are deemed necessary financial means for the benefit of the minor child;

  • Or mutually agreed upon issues that require additional funding.

In the end, what is in the best interest of the minor child the main concern of the court.

If you must address child support, divorce or other family law issues in Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, or the surrounding Central Florida area, speak to an experienced child support attorney - lawyer at BLANCO LAW CENTER, PA. today by calling 407.344.5577 or by using our online case evaluation form.