Gainesville Child Support Lawyer
Establishing, Modifying and Enforcing Child Support
Child support is designed to meet the basic needs of children, whether they are born within a marriage or from parents who are not married. Child support is based upon the income of both parties, upon time sharing arrangements and upon other factors.
At the law firm of William Falik, P.A., we represent clients in establishing, modifying and enforcing child support. If you need a lawyer with extensive knowledge of child support, we can help you:
- Obtain the child support to which you are entitled
- Adjust the child support you pay if your income changes
- Get a reduction in the amount of child support you pay if your time sharing has increased or if other circumstances change
- Deal with the Florida Department of Revenue regarding assistance and child support matters
- Take advantage of a dependency exemption or other income tax benefits if you qualify
Concerned about legal fees? If you are exploring your options and researching legal fees, be sure to talk to us. In many cases, we can offer lower rates for excellent services that get results.
Will I Pay or Receive Spousal Support?
In a divorce, spousal support (or alimony) may be ordered if the court determines that one party needs it and the other party has the means to pay. This determination is based on the two spouses’ incomes and potential incomes, the length of the marriage and other factors.
Our firm can help you understand your rights and potential obligations with regard to spousal support. This may take the form of:
- Temporary spousal support, which involves alimony paid during divorce proceedings
- Bridge-the-gap support, usually a small amount of money intended to help one spouse with a transition such as a move from a house to an apartment
- Rehabilitative alimony, which may provide money for a former spouse to go back to school, for example
- Lump sum alimony, which involves a one-time payment
- Durational alimony, which provides financial support for a specified period of time, with limitations based on the length of the marriage
- Permanent spousal support, is meant to help one spouse maintain his or her standard of living as established during a longer marriage. This usually applies to marriage lasting more than 17 years
Contact an Alachua County Alimony Attorney for a Free Consultation
Contact us to discuss your case with a Gainesville child and spousal support attorney. We offer a free consultation. Let us explain your legal rights and all of your options for resolving your support matter.