General Child Support
At any time, a parent may petition the Court for payment of child support to be paid for the benefit of the Parties’ Minor Child(ren). Further, whether the parents were married or not, in Florida, in specific circumstances, the law allows for retroactive child support, which, at the Court’s discretion, allows the Court to asses back child support to be paid by the paying parent for up to twenty-four (24) months prior to the effectivity of a new child support order.
If you are a parent who is being motioned to the Court or Department of Venue to pay child support or have been served with a Petition for child support, you should immediately consult with an attorney to ensure that the mathematical equation is properly calculated and that your child support is accurately assessed in the best interest of you, and of your Minor Child(ren), particularly if you have fluctuating income and/or if you have concerns as to whether the Minor Child is your biological child and/or you wish to simultaneously establish time-sharing/visitation.
Whether you are the paying parent or the receiving parent, SHAMY, EL FADEL & MAHONE can assist you in passionately advocating for an accurate and fair computation of retroactive and/or an initial award of child support in the best interest of yourself and your Minor Child(ren).