How Do I Fight The Amount Of Child Support In Florida?
In Florida it is very difficult to fight the amount of child support ordered by the court unless you can prove one of the following circumstances:
- The other parent knowingly and willingly deceived or withheld information from the court that would have resulted in a different child support determination
- Circumstances for either parent have changed significantly to warrant a change in child support order
- The court ordering child support did not follow Florida State Law or did not fairly consider your circumstances in determining child support
- Your lawyer inadequately represented your situation in court to a point of negligence.
For the first two circumstances, start by filing a Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Support, Form 12.905(b), with the court that ordered the child support. For the latter two circumstances, you’ll need to file an appeal. In any case, you are highly advised to hire an experienced family law attorney who can represent you accurately in court and protect your rights.
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