This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on dealing with the non-payment of child support in Melbourne and other Florida areas. I felt it important to write on this topic due to the fact that not paying support creates both tension and confusion between parents. It is common for parents to be unsure of what rights they do and do not have. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I wrote on included:
- How Florida Courts handle the non-payment of child support
- Holding a parent in contempt for not paying child support
- Requesting a child support modification
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, many parents make the mistake of taking matters into their own hands when it comes to support. This can include a paying parent simply submitting reduced amounts when their income has gone down. It can also include a receiving parent attempting to withhold visitation of child support. Neither of these approaches are permissible. By understanding the Court’s process, a parent can understand which steps they must take. Second, a parent can face penalties which include jail time for missing their payments. Finally, requesting a child support modification can involve multiple steps. Knowing how to do so is important to ensuring that your rights remain protected.
If you or a family member are dealing with a dispute then contact my office today to speak with a Melbourne child support lawyer. My office takes pride in the level of service which we offer. This level of service includes promptly responding to your phone calls, quickly replying to emails, and making sure you know what to expect as the process moves forward. We understand that this is an important time in your life and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an appointment.
We also service clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.