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Fort Walton Beach Child Support Lawyer

Shalimar, Florida, Child Support Guidelines Attorney

With recent changes to the child support laws, it is more important than ever to have an experienced lawyer looking out for your interests. I, attorney Steven J. Gilpatrick, have more than 20 years of experience handling family matters in the Florida Panhandle and surrounding areas.

I look forward to explaining all of your options and making sure you obtain a result that protects your rights and is in the best interest of your children. Call my firm today at 850-651-4488 to arrange your initial consultation.

What Do Changes in the Law Mean for You and Your Children?

While there will likely be many new and unique issues litigated in coming years as a result of changes to Florida’s child support laws, the bottom line is that child support payments are going to be based on a general income formula. In addition to income, the formula will take other factors into consideration, including day care expenses, health insurance and medical expenses.

Additionally, one of the major changes is that the formula will take into account in greater detail the amount of time the child spends with each parent. For instance, if both parents spend nearly equal time with their child, child support payments will be much lower than in a case where one parent spends very little time with their child.

Contact a Fort Walton Beach Child Support Attorney

I represent mothers and fathers in Shalimar and Fort Walton Beach and throughout the Florida Panhandle. For answers to your child support questions, contact my firm today for an initial consultation.