Florida Child Support

Amber Boles
Attorney & Mediator Tampa Fl

Florida requires a child to be financially supported by their parents. In any divorce with minor children (under 18) the court will order the parents to pay child support. Every parent should count on this due to the state of Florida placing a high priority on this child right. Florida child support guidelines and case law require the calculations for child support to be based on the income of both parents. Typically the monthly expenses of the parents are not considered in the final child support determination.

Child support is based on Florida Child Support Guidelines, Section 61.30 Florida Statute. There are a couple factors that act as an offset in the final calculation of support. Some of those being total overnights with each parent, health insurance and daycare. However, the guidelines are fairly rigid beyond those offsets. The court’s position is that child support payments are a property right of the children, not the parents. Therefore parents cannot make a mutual agreement for support that varies from the amounts shown on this chart.

Another factor the Florida child support formula does not consider is your child’s other expenses or extracurricular activities. For example, if your child plays baseball or attends a private school these costs would not be considered. The parents typically split these costs and sometimes have to weigh what is financially feasible and consider discontinuing some activities. Other expenses such as medical co-pays, orthodontia are typically dealt with separately by the court.

Attorney Amber Boles has the experience and familiarity with the Florida Child Support Guidelines factors that are used in calculating child support and will use that to determine appropriate child support in your case. Contact The Law Office of Amber Boles, PA to schedule your mediation. 813-237-6633

Stop searching for an attorney you can trust and count on. Amber Boles is your attorney. She is incredibly responsive, always willing to listen to your concerns and has a very caring heart. We were at our last hope in trying to get a two year case resolved. After spending thousands and thousands of dollars with another attorney and getting nowhere, Amber took on our case with such passion that she was able to get more accomplished in 45 days than our old attorney did in two years. She is someone who in my opinion doesn’t see you as a revenue stream, but one who wants justice served for her clients. She studied hard to know our case and spent countless hours getting ready for trial. She represented us so well in court. Amber is inspiring to be around and candidly one of the smartest individuals I have the chance to be around. I highly recommend you hire Amber Boles. She is top notch in our book. An outstanding lawyer.

- Steve

I hired Amber to assist me with my divorce. My ex-husband is self-employed and was trying to evade alimony and child support payments. Amber was very aggressive in uncovering his income. She left no stone unturned, and did not waste time in moving my case forward. She was extremely knowledgeable about the law and was very familiar with our judge. At trial she presented the evidence and facts in a clear, professional manner. She was very organized, and aggressive. Most of all she really cared about me. She far exceeded my expectations. She was the second attorney I had on my case, and by far the best! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

- Debra

Words cannot explain what an amazing human being Amber is. She went above and beyond to help me in a very ugly custody battle. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. When you’re in court cases that have your children’s safety at risk, you want the best. And Amber Boles is the best!

- Kelly

Professional, personable, efficient, informative, and the list goes on. Thank you so much for handling my family’s legal matter quickly and efficiently. We could not have done it without you being there every step of the way. My family and I are very satisfied with your services. You are our “go to” attorney. I highly recommend Amber Boles!

- A.I

Amber is wonderful! After a two year long, failed custody battle with another attorney, we hired Amber. Amber had the case resolved in about 5 months with mediation and we got everything we wanted! Amber knows family law so well, it made the process easy and comfortable! We highly recommend her!

- Andrea
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