If you are currently going through a divorce and you have a child or multiple
children, possibly the most important decisions you will have to make
involve your kids. At Seaton Law Offices, P.A., we understand that dealing
with issues of custody, child support and visitation rights can be very
We have put together a list of common questions and relevant answers regarding
divorce issues when children are involved. Please do not hesitate to call
our Panama City family law firm if you need immediate counsel –
we are available 24/7.
How is child support calculated?
In Florida, there is a formula used called the Child Support Guidelines,
where both parents’ incomes are considered along with the number
of children in the family. From there, the statute is utilized to determine
exactly how much support each child should need and how much each parent
will have to contribute to make that happen.
What if you need temporary child support but your spouse won’t pay?
The Court may allow you to get an order of temporary child support, alimony
or some other kind of financial relief until the case can be fully heard.
In order to petition for this type of help, you can go to the Court immediately
after filing for divorce.
What if your spouse is not letting you see your children?
If your spouse is keeping your child or children from you, you may be able
to get the Judge to order visitation rights for you. Should your spouse
fail to honor your visitation rights, they can be held in contempt of
Court, which will often be held in consideration when timesharing rights
are established in the parenting plan.
What is a parenting plan?
In Florida, parenting plans are mandatory. These plans are intended to
allow parents to create a custody and visitation schedule that works best
for their unique situation. It is also used to designate which parent
will make important decisions for minor children. If the parents cannot
agree on a plan, it will be designated by the Court.
Call 850-215-2524 for a devoted family law attorney!
Attorney Seaton is dedicated to providing her clients with the upmost level
of service and dedicated representation. Skilled in handling all aspects
of divorce, she can assist you in creating the right parenting plan for
your situation and protect the best interests of your children.
Receive your initial case evaluation by calling our Panama City divorce