In Florida, child support is determined by certain statutory child support guidelines. The amount to be paid or received is set in accordance with these guidelines. There are certain exceptions that may allow a deviation from the guidelines. If your child has special needs, judges may consider the cost of special care when determining the child support amount and may extend the support requirement into adulthood.
To ensure the court's child support order will guarantee your child's right to receive the support she or he needs, it is critical that the court fully understands the nature and scope of your child's special needs.
Parents of children with special needs understand that their children require additional support to help maintain a happy and productive lifestyle. At Law Offices of Ashley Severance, we assist in negotiating divorce terms that will ensure your children are properly provided for despite reaching the age of majority.