Miami Child Support Attorney

Miami Child Support Attorney Helena Y. Farber

South Florida family law attorney Helena Y. Farber has the knowledge and experience required to represent her clients through the challenging and emotionally charged process associated with child support cases. Ms. Farber understands that child support can be a sensitive issue that requires a delicate approach. At Farber Law, P.A., we provide committed and thoughtful advocacy to help you in your child support case.

What is child support?

Child support is the financial assistance provided to the child when the parents of the child no longer reside together. Since the child is a minor the support is paid from one parent to the other. The parent who is receiving the child support is accepting it on behalf of the child and is obligated to use the funds for the child’s needs.

Any divorce or paternity determination case will also have a child support component, where the case cannot be concluded without an establishment of child support amount. Both parents have a duty to provide for the financial needs of the child. Therefore, child support is the right of the child, and cannot be waived by the parents.

How is child support established?

In the state of Florida child support is established based on child support guidelines contained in the Florida Statute. These guidelines use a formula that considers several factors, including net income of each parents, number of children in need of child support, cost of necessary day care, cost of health insurance premium for the child, and number of overnights the child spends with each parents.

If the child is not covered by state subsidized health and dental insurance, the parents are required to provide insurance through their employer or purchase a policy on the open market. The parents either split the costs of the health and dental insurance or the parent paying for the premiums gets a credit for it in the child support calculations.

In some cases, the parent paying child support might be required to purchase a life insurance policy to secure payment of child support in case something were to happened to the parent.

What about other child related expenses?

Unless the child has a serious medical condition that requires expenditures of significant funds on consistent bases, the court will not take into account any other expenses in calculating child support. Usually, any other child related expenses like extra-curricular activities or uncovered medical expenses are evenly split between the parties. If the parties have a serious disparity in their income, the child related expenses will be split based on the share of each party’s income. An experienced attorney will prepare the necessary documents to make sure that all the nuances of child support and child related expenses are included in the final child support order.

Child Support Attorney

At law office of Farber Law, P.A., we understand the intricacies involved in determining and obtaining child support and will work to assist you through this process. Broward County child support attorney Helena Y. Farber is dedicated to representing the interest of you and your children. If you are have questions about child support call (305)520-9205 for a confidential consultation with child support Attorney in Miami & Fort lauderdale – Florida.

"Helena is a thoughtful and genuine person and an incredibly great and knowledgeable attorney. She always has time to answer all of my questions no matter how petty I thought they were and in a timely manner. She fought for me, got through the complicated court system, and made me feel extremely well taken care of. I highly recommend her."

— Don

"I hired Helena about a year ago to represent me in a divorce. It was a messy divorce and she helped me get through it without loosing my mind. Helena is very knowledgeable and patient. She did very well in front of the judge."

— Dmitry

"A coworker recommended Ms. Farber to me, and I hired her to file for a divorce. Even though my husband and I eventually worked it out and the case was dismissed, I wanted to leave a review and note how helpful and encouraging Ms.Farber was through the entire process. She was always available to answer questions."

— Inga

"Attorney Farber represented me in a paternity lawsuit. She worked things out with my ex without even having to go to mediation, saving me lots of money. It has been over a year since we got the parenting plan done and it has been very helpful to see my kids. Thank you once again."

— Alex L

"Helena Farber handled a family law matter for me including relocation and time sharing agreements. Going through family law is very stressful however Helena kept me up to date every step of the way. She was courteous, answered questions no matter how often I asked them, was on top of everything. You could tell she cared about the well being of my children and was a staunch advocate for myself and my family. She is very knowledgeable, gave great legal advice and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a family law lawyer. She continues to be available for questions and concerns even after our case reached settlement. I would not hesitate to hire Helena again."

— Christine

"I wanted to leave my partner but we had joint property and she was not doing well mentally and was hard to reason with. Ms. Farber advised me of my legal rights and gave me several options as to how to proceed. She was very understanding and sensitive with the situation. She returned calls very quickly and followed up with me timely."

— Laura