Cooper City, FL Child Support Attorneys

Getting divorced? Wondering about who’s going to pay for child support?

Is the other parent not paying what they owe?

Make sure your child gets what they need, but that you do not pay more than you have to. You may not have to fight it out in court! 

Coming to an agreement about the right amount of child support in a divorce does not have to be a toxic process. Divorce & Mediation Law Firm Cabanas Law Firm can help you try to secure the best possible outcome in the most peaceful way possible! 

***Updated to reflect new 2023 changes to Florida law!****

In Florida, divorced parents are both required to financially support their child until the child turns 18 (or through graduation if the child will graduate before reaching the age of 19). How much child support each parent will pay will is statutorily mandated and calculated based upon the statutory language. However, the amount of child support determined has the potential to seriously impact the financial futures of you, your child, and your co-parent. 

That is why it is so important to consult with our Cooper city child support attorneys and obtain legal guidance. We could protect your rights and lead you (if possible) through non-adversarial resolution methods so you can have confidence that you and your child are getting an optimal outcome, without having to endure the stress and expense of a trial. 

Call 954-447-2580 today to request your Free 15-Minute Case Evaluation with our team and learn more about your rights and options! 

Your Options for Resolving Child Support
Issues – We Settle Where We Can, Fight When We Must!

Mediation is in our firm’s name because we are passionate about it! It is an excellent option for many families navigating divorce and other family law-related disputes. In mediation, you and your co-parent meet with a neutral third-party professional who sits down with both of you to talk about child support (and potentially other legal issues). The goal is to come to a mutually agreeable resolution, which you would then submit to the court to make official. 

Mediation is confidential, and it is not legally binding; if it does not work, you can then try your case before a judge to decide. However, mediation is usually much cheaper, quicker, and easier for children. This makes it an attractive alternative to court litigation. Our Cooper City child support attorneys can represent you as your lawyer in mediation (because mediators cannot give legal advice, even if they are lawyers) but are also certified mediators and can serve as the neutral third-party if you wish.

However, mediation is not for everyone. If you are a victim of domestic violence or the other person is abusive towards your child, or if the other parent is unable to cooperate in a collaborative setting (maybe if they have a personality disorder, for example), then we can make a persuasive appeal in court for your desired agreement. We will aggressively defend your and your child’s best interests! 

What Is a Fair Amount of Child Support?

How much child support you will pay or receive will depend on your specific financial situation! In Florida, child support is calculated using a statutory guideline chart based on the number of children, the number of overnights each parent has, the parties’ net incomes, and expenses of the children (childcare, medical expenses, dental expenses, insurance, clothing, etc.). Both parties will be required to file and exchange a financial affidavit that verifies income and complete a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet that provides the starting point for discussions and negotiations. 

If your child has special needs, or if you and your spouse are high-net-worth individuals, it is even more crucial to have reliable legal representation on your side in order to help ensure that the amount of child support IS fair based on your circumstances. 

How Do You Make the Other Parent Pay Child Support?

Sometimes, parents try to avoid paying child support; they do not make every effort to find a job or even quit, make excuses, or simply do not pay. If you are on the other end of this behavior, our Cooper City child support attorneys will use every legal tool available to try to ensure that your child receives the money they need to thrive. This may involve going to mediation again or bringing the matter to the court’s attention, who can file liens against their income or property. If circumstances have changed for you or for the other parent (an honest job loss, re-marriage, an increase in the costs of childcare, etc.), a modification of the existing child support amount may be in order. 

Trust Our Cooper City Child Support Attorneys – Call Now!

Children are expensive, and child support issues can be confusing and stressful. Do not let this overwhelm you! Contact Divorce & Mediation Law Firm l Cabanas Law Firm at 954-447-2580 today to request your Free 15-Minute Case Evaluation. We are looking forward to speaking with you! 

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?
  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.  
  • 105  Years of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.
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2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

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Milaydi Figueroa
Milaydi Figueroa
2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
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Elvis Drumond
2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
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leslie novoa
2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
Allan Foster
Allan Foster
2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
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chris fisher
2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
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Cheryl Bland
2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I've had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
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Francisco J Colon
2023-02-28
I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
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Tanya Esposito
2023-02-27
I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
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Jaime Velez
2023-02-27
Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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