Child Support

Contrary to what most people believe, child support, in the state of Florida, is not negotiable. That simply means that parents cannot go to mediation or to the negotiation table and decide between themselves what amount of child support one party will pay to another. Under Florida law, child support belongs to the child and cannot be bargained away by the parents.

Florida law holds both parents financially responsible for their children. Our statutes provide guidelines that use a specific calculation formula which incorporates several factors to determine the amount of child support each parent is responsible to pay, and which parent will be paying the other.

Please contact our office at (407) 312-7051 to schedule a free initial consultation with Child Support Attorney Paul St. John to discuss any child support issues you may have.