How Is Child Custody & Support Determined?

In many situations, the best-case scenario for divorcing parents is to try to come to an agreement about child custody. In Florida, a judge will determine support based on the best interest of the child if parents cannot reach agreement. The courts are looking for the home where the child will have the most stability and health, without interruption to their education or relationships with the other parent or siblings.

We have practiced family law in local courtrooms in Clearwater for decades. The judges know and respect the lawyers at our firm. Our substantial experience in these courts also gives us a good idea of how local judges may rule. We can help you understand your legal options.

To determine child support, judges use a formula that factors income and expenses, as well as the cost of health insurance. If child support is not paid, a judge could consider the violation in contempt of court. We also can help you file for child support modification as well.

In Florida, grandparents' visitation rights are recognized.

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Time with your children and the financial support they need are among the most emotional pieces of family law matters. We understand, having spent decades assisting families in this area.

Give us a call to talk about your case and your options. When you retain our firm, you have the know-how of a well-respected attorney working for you. Contact Staack, Simms & Reighard, PLLC, at 727-219-9013 or by email.

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