Once a relationship ends, moving on is not always as simple as one might like. Separating your life from a person you have been with for years is difficult, especially if you have children together. Today, approximately 50% of all adults getting a divorce have children. If you or someone close to you is going through a divorce or separation that involves minor children, it is important to speak to an experienced Miami child support lawyer at your earliest opportunity. Failing to get the help you need could result in inaccurate child support amounts and also in delay in payments or non-compliance with payments.
Have you decided to leave your spouse or partner after having children together? If the answer is yes, making the transition from spouse to single parent is not something that you should take lightly. Divorce causes major financial problems, with some newly-single parents finding themselves living below the poverty line after losing half of their household’s income. If you are worried about how you and your children will manage after your relationship ends, the Miami child support lawyers at Costa & Associates have the experience necessary to fight to secure your rights. Contact us today to find out how we can help.Miami Florida Child Support
While Miami, Florida does not have a child support establishment and default rate as high as some other states, Miami residents still have trouble obtaining child support orders. After an order is approved by a judge, some parents still have a hard time enforcing court-ordered child support. Fortunately, there are consequences for failing to pay child support with penalties including:
- Suspension of all licenses including driving license, hunting license, paramedics licenses, etc.;
- Garnishment of wages using an income deduction order;
- Offset of state or federal tax refunds;
Even though these consequences are designed to encourage all those who are responsible for paying child support to make timely payments, that is sometimes not enough to deter a person who is determined to avoid paying child support.Seeking Compensation Through Florida Child Support Court
When you have ended your relationship and are responsible for caring for your minor children, then you have a right to have the child support guidelines calculated to determine what amount needs to be paid and by which parent. In Florida, every child under the age of 18 has a right to receive support from both parents until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school. The Miami Child Support Lawyers at Costa & Associates, PA will work to ensure that the child support guidelines is done accurately to secure child support for the benefit of your children. The Miami child support attorneys at Costa & Associates, PA will assist you to obtain a child support order and enforce it.Contact a Miami Child Support Lawyer
You never expect to become a single parent, but when it happens, it can lead to life-altering changes. No matter how determined you are to raise your child alone, it is important to preserve your right to receive financial assistance from the other parent in the form of child support. If you or a loved one has recently gone through a breakup involving small children, it is important to contact an experienced Florida child support attorney. At Costa & Associates, we have a team of qualified attorneys who are ready to handle your child support case. Contact us at our Miami, Florida office so that we can discuss your case with you today.