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Child support is a serious matter that directly affects your child’s wellbeing. You may worry about how much you will be required to pay or if you will receive enough support. The calculation of child support is based on numerous factors including but not limited to the parents’ incomes, the amount of parenting time, the costs of daycare and educational expenses, health care costs and insurance premiums, travel expenses for parents who live out of state and costs for extracurricular activities.


Parents have an obligation to support their children until they reach the age of 18 or become emancipated. The family law attorneys at Davis, Smith & Jean LLC have extensive experience in assisting clients navigate the complex proceedings related to child support orders at the time of divorce, working to enforce court-ordered child support agreements, assisting with modification of child support orders, and collecting unpaid child support payments.

Florida Child Support Guidelines determine the amount of child support paid based on the net income of each parent and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. Numbers are entered into a calculation for child support but determining the value of certain items can be quite complicated. You should have an attorney on your side who understands the law and the process. We maintain strong professional relationships with outside experts in forensic accounting, finance, tax, property and business valuations, mental health issues and parenting to ensure that our clients receive the most thorough advice and effective representation possible during the dissolution of marriage process. We work to ensure that all the financial information used to calculate a child support payment is accurate and appropriate so that your child receives the proper amount of support and that your child support order is appropriate and within your means.

Laura Davis Smith and Sonja Jean will take the time to walk you through the process and explain how child support obligations are determined. Please contact the office of Davis, Smith & Jean LLC at (786) 206-4410 to schedule an initial consultation.

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