How to Avoid Paying Florida Child Support
Posted in Child Support on February 16, 2017
Florida state law prohibits any document company or paralegals to give any legal advice and answering “right/wrong” questions about Florida child support laws, or any legal issue for that matter. When they answer your question, report them to the Florida Bar for the unlicensed practice of law. The answer they usually give is “sure, just put down whatever you agree to and it will be okay.” WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. The fact is that a Florida child support calculator must be calculated in every case.
Some Lawyers and Courts Don’t Follow Child Support Rules
Yes, there are some circuits and judges who are a little lax in making sure that that both parties have complied with the child support law by filing financial affidavits, a parenting plan and the all important child support guidelines worksheet. In fact, I recently became involved in such a case – what a disaster. The parties were okay with it, the lawyers (NOT ME) were okay with it and the judge signed off on it. Needless to say, the case turned to shit (excuse my language but it’s the best word to describe the situation). Now we’re in the midst of unnecessary litigation because the lawyers, officers of the court charged with the responsibility of making sure they protect the interests of their clients to the best of their abilities, allowed their clients to enter a bad agreement. Shameful. Why do lawyers do that? Simple, money. It’s all about the money. Give some lawyers enough money and they’ll tell you what you want to hear. You go to a lawyer because you have a legal issue. A good Florida child custody lawyer, there are still some out there, will always tell you want you need to know which sometimes is quite different than what you want to hear.
Now the direct answer to the question: how to avoid paying Florida child support? The calculation is based upon financial information and parenting plan. Once the Florida divorce lawyer knows the both, the numbers get put into a calculator devised by the Florida legislature and the number gets spit out. Again, the number must be calculated and the worksheet filed but here’s how it works: If the financial affidavits you provide indicate that the income of both parties is about the same and if the parenting plan indicates that you will have equal time with the child(ren) there will be little, if any, child support.
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