Tampa child support attorneys are often asked as to whether the father and mother of a child can agree that no child support is to be paid between the parties. Simply put, this is generally not possible in Florida. Florida law has recognized child support being a right and privilege belonging to a child rather than the parents of a child. It is also worth noting Florida law also places an ongoing obligation on a parent to support their child.
As you can imagine, this is based on the public policy that Florida has a distinct interest in ensuring children are taken care of. This is the same public policy that results in the Florida Department of Revenue getting involved in child support enforcement when a party seeks public assistance of some sort. Tampa child support attorneys are often asked about the involvement of the Department of Revenue in these matters. The Department of Revenue is especially aggressive and generally refuses to conduct any sort of negotiations in these matters.
Tampa child support attorneys can assist in developing creative solutions to minimize the child support exposure through multiple strategies both by stipulation and otherwise. It is also worth discussing the potential impact of increasing one’s time with their child in an attempt to reduce their child support obligation. We have had great success doing so in matters throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area, including Polk, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning child support, contact the Tampa child support attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We have handled a variety of child support matters throughout the greater Tampa Bay Area. If you wish to contact one of our Tampa child support attorneys immediately, please use our “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of the website. Thanks for your time in checking out our Tampa child support blog and we look forward to hearing from you.