Fort Lauderdale Child Support Attorney
Parents have an obligation not only to care for their children, but also to provide for them financially. Whether parents are married or not, the court ensures that both parents are contributing to a child’s financial needs through child support awards.
Brydger & Porras, LLP, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that specializes in helping families through the complex issues associated with divorce and co-parenting. With more than five decades of combined experience, attorneys Gordon Brydger and Carin Porras have an in-depth understanding of Florida’s child support guidelines and advocate on behalf of clients to secure fair agreements that fit their families’ needs.
Calculating Support Obligations
Florida law provides guidelines for calculating child support, outlining a variety of factors that the courts must consider, including the income of both parents, the number of children the couple share, how they share time with the children and the basic costs of raising a child.
For families with significant assets, calculating an accurate and fair child support award may require consideration of additional factors, including:
- Private school tuition and costs
- Child care expenses
- Extracurricular activities
- Summer camp enrollment fees
- Health care expenses
Gordon Brydger and Carin Porras are board-certified marital and family law attorneys with the skill necessary to advocate effectively and efficiently on behalf of clients. They are dedicated to protecting clients’ rights and their financial stability while clients are providing for their children. Their comprehensive representation extends beyond the initial ruling, with the firm remaining available to advocate for clients when child support awards need to be modified due to a change in circumstances.