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Tampa Child Support, Alimony and Timeshare Attorneys

Child Support

The involvement of children in a divorce is a complicated and difficult experience to endure for both parties involved, especially for the children themselves. As a family dynamic changes, there are adjustments that need to be considered for the child’s well-being.

The state of Florida follows the “Income Shares Model”, where it is required for courts to estimate the amount both parents would spend on their child or children as though the family was still living under one household. Therefore, the amount of expenses such as the child’s necessities (food, clothing, shelter), medical care and expenses, educational expenses, childcare fees, transportation/travel, entertainment, extracurricular activities, college expenses, and more will be divided between both parents’ incomes. Both parties may not always comply to the court ordered agreement so it is important to exercise any modification or enforcement that may be necessary to avoid being fined or even sentenced to jail. If any concern regarding the child support payments and obligations arises between you and your former spouse, be sure to contact your Tampa divorce attorney at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. Tampa Law Firm for a consultation.

Alimony

If you have been awarded alimony payments, also known as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance,” an individual has a responsibility to provide their spouse with financial support after a separation or divorce recognized by the court or between the couple themselves. Alimony is necessary to limit any unfair economic effects of a divorce in which income is given to a lower income or no income spouse. In cases regarding alimony, there are instances where the former spouse may not abide by the court order. Whether it be payment for durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, reimbursement alimony, or even permanent alimony, it is important that these payments are made in order to avoid consequences. However, if you are in an unstable financial position that hinders your reimbursement it is best to consult your Tampa divorce lawyer to petition for modification or dismissal of alimony.

On the other hand, if you are not receiving your court ordered alimony or if you have been served with a Motion for Contempt, please contact our Tampa family law office at (844) 511-4800.

Timeshare or Child Custody Laws in Florida

There are cases where a parent may refuse to obey a timeshare order agreed upon in the divorce court agreement. It is important to handle a timeshare agreement early to avoid the risk of a prolonged case and to avoid enhancing the difficulty of a divorce process. In the case of any unanticipated change in the timesharing agreement between both parties, enforcement or modification can be motioned through the court. Issues in divorce such as timesharing usually negatively impact not only the custodial parent with a financial burden, but it also affects the child or children as well. However, our Tampa divorce attorneys, not only understand that children must be considered the first priority, but also understand that it is important to make sure that everything must be done in the best interest of your family.

With this in mind, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. Tampa Law Firm by contacting us or calling us at (844) 511-4800 today.

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