Fort Lauderdale

Divorce and Bankruptcy Attorney

Phone

(954) 332-3558

Although child support is determined based on a formula it is not always a simple mathematic computation. An error in the calculation could result in you receiving or paying the incorrect amount of child support. There are a lot of variables that seem to be left out when non-lawyers attempt to calculate child support in their own cases.

Fort Lauderdale child support attorney Darren K. Edwards is an experienced Fort Lauderdale child support lawyer who can help you make the best decisions and protect the interests of both you and your children. Darren K. Edwards has been successful in finding errors in child support calculations. The corrections saved the paying parent money in child support arrearages and ongoing support obligations.

Florida Enforcement Attorney for Fathers or Mothers:

There are two types of legal actions that can be taken for non-compliance with child support or other divorce orders which may or may not include issues concerning children:

Motion to enforce — This action is taken when the parts of the divorce decree are not being followed, but are not dealing with monetary issues. Examples include: not turning over the children for holidays as ordered, not transporting the child to the right place for visitation, failing to provide proof of insurance, failing to exchange personal property, etc . . .

Motion for Contempt — This action is taken when the parts of the divorce decree are not being followed, and are dealing with monetary issues. Examples include: non-payment of child support, alimony, attorney fees, equalizing payment, etc . . . failure to pay child support can cause you to have your driver’s license suspended, your passport suspended, and you can be remanded (taken into custody) to jail for up to 179 days. Further, if your driver’s license is suspended for failure to pay child support, that can turn into a criminal charge, and you can spend up to one year in jail.

Darren K. Edwards is a Fort Lauderdale child support attorney who has successfully kept his clients out of jail for contempt actions related to child support non-payment or underpayment. However,he is equally successful with having a non-paying parent put in jail.