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Jacksonville Child Support Attorney

Fighting For Your Child’s Best Interests in Duval County

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Ensuring that your child is adequately taken care of and has access to all of the resources they need is of utmost importance.

The Jacksonville child support attorney at the Law Office of Sara Frazier is experienced in handling these family law cases, even when you and your former spouse disagree and things become contentious.

We want to help you secure your child’s best interests while maintaining a fair division of labor and resources between parents. Our child support lawyers have years of combined experience and have helped countless families in Duval County successfully resolve complex family law matters.

Don't face child support matters alone! Let us provide you with the support and guidance that you need during this time to ensure that your children receive the support that they rightfully deserve.

Call our Jacksonville child support attorney today at (904) 395-2044 to schedule your free consultation and find out how we can assist you.

Determining Who Pays How Much in Child Support

Because parents can sometimes disagree about their child support obligations, Florida has extensive calculations in place to determine how much the non-custodial parent is responsible for providing.

Child support calculations generally draw most heavily on the following factors:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The number of children involved
  • Percentage of time each parent spends with the child

Other factors could include the overall expenses of childcare, medical care, or schooling.

How Far Back Can You Sue for Child Support in Florida?

In the state of Florida, you can sue a parent under the law for back child support payments for up to 24 months. However, before passing this law, any back child support payments for these cases were not restricted to 24 months and went as far back as the child's birth.

It's important to note that back child support and retroactive child support refer to different things.

Retroactive child support: This has to do with child support that the child has legal rights to that has not been given by the non-custodial parent, because the parent has not yet been ordered to by the court. The non-custodial parent may still be obligated to make these payments, however. Under Florida law, retroactive child support payments are only able to cover the period in which the parents were separated.

Back child support: This describes child support payments that were scheduled by the court but are late, and have not yet been made.

Child support takes a couple of factors into consideration.

The main guidelines that child support takes into account include the following:

  • Both parents' separate net incomes
  • The number of children involved
  • The children's/child's health (for example, whether the child has a disability)
  • The children's/child's health care costs
  • The children's/child's age
  • The children's/child's standard needs

To learn more about back child support and retroactive child support laws in the state of Florida, contact our child support lawyers in Jacksonville, FL today. Our team of attorneys will be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you may have regarding child support or other family or estate matters.

Enforcing & Modifying Child Support Orders

The state of Florida is quite strict about receiving and confirming any child support payments, as they consider these payments to be the child’s right.

Failure to pay child support can result in fines for contempt, a suspended license, or even time in Duval County jail.

For example, if the non-custodial parent cannot maintain the ordered child support amount due to a substantial decrease in their income.

For modification of child custody orders, the custodial parent requires more significant input due to a substantial increase in healthcare, childcare, or education.

What Is The Average Child Support Payment For One Child in Florida?

The state of Florida uses a chart based upon the parties' earnings and the number of children to identify child support payments.

The average price for child support for a single child in FL is $74, where the supporting parent earns a minimum wage/salary of $650.

For example, if one parent makes $650 and the other makes $400, the parent that earns $650 pays 60% of the amount, and the other parent pays 40% of the amount.

Call the Law Office of Sara Frazier Today

Let our dedicated child support lawyer in Jacksonville work with you and your family to ensure that your child has all the tools they need to succeed.

Our firm is proud to provide our clients with compassionate care and customized legal strategies tailored to what they are looking for out of the child support case.

The attentive, personalized representation we provide is something our Florida-based clients have valued for nearly a decade.

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Schedule your consultation today! Contact us at (904) 395-2044 to begin your journey.

Why Attorney Sara Frazier?

  • Attention to Detail

    Every case receives the same level of earnest attention and dedication from our legal team.

  • Concern for You First

    You are always first priority at Law Office of Sara Frazier. You are never an afterthought.

  • Dynamic Representation

    Attorney Sara Frazier represents every case with the same passion and drive.

  • Comprehensive Litigation

    Attorney Sara Frazier prepares every case as if it were going to trial and is not afraid of going to court.

“Sara advises me what I could achieve and equally importantly she counseled me what I probably would not be able to achieve. Her advice turned out to save me financially and save my relationship with my children which was falling apart. Sara was great during the four way conference and when in court he kept her cool even when my husbands attorney just started making up stories. She got the judge focused on the facts, spelled out the numbers and her professionalism coupled with her passion won the court over. I give her an A plus and recommend her unequivocally.”

- Natasha
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