Child Support Attorney

Fighting for Your Children’s Rights

Christopher A. Doty is a proven child support attorney serving Ocala and the surrounding areas. When a marriage ends in divorce, there are not only issues regarding child custody, but also the need to establish a child support agreement. Parents often act responsibly for the well-being of their children; however, there are cases where financial responsibilities are neglected, impacting the security and welfare of the children involved. In such difficult times, you need an experienced child support attorney by your side. 

The Law Offices of Christopher Alan Doty, P.A., a Central Florida Law Firm serving for over 15 years, is here to help you navigate through the complexities of child support laws. With our expertise and dedication, we will tirelessly fight for your rights and ensure the best interests of your children are protected.  Contact us today for a consultation.

The Law Offices of Christopher Alan Doty, P.A. offers a variety of domestic and family law services in Marion County and all surrounding areas.

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Calculating Child Support in Florida

Every state may have different factors that enter into calculating child support. In Florida, once the court has ordered child support it is paid until a child reaches the age of 18 or finish high school. There are other circumstances that can affect the time child support will be paid.  For example, if your child has a disability child support may be extended well past the age of 18. Here are some of the factors that will be used in determining child support:

  • Does the child have special needs?
  • The number of children involved
  • The incomes of each parent
  • The nature of the custody agreement
  • Future educational expenses
  • Do the children require daily childcare?
  • Health insurance costs for medical and dental

Child support can be established by the courts to be paid weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. This will be determined by each specific situation. When a parent shirks their financial responsibility it’s the children who suffer. As an experienced Family Law attorney, I will provide the legal guidance to provide the financial stability and support that you and your children deserve. Other considerations the courts may look at are:

  • Has a parent been convicted of a 3rd degree felony or greater involving domestic violence?
  • Is there a history of alcohol or drug abuse?
  • Is there a history of child molestation or child sexual abuse?
  • What is the financial ability of either parent to care for the wellbeing of the child or children?
  • Is there a history of mental illness?

Final judgement will come down to what is in the best interests of the child or children. Because this can be so subjective, every case is different. That is why you need the experience of a proven child custody attorney like Chris Doty.

Why should you consult with Christopher Alan Doty, a dedicated family law attorney?

Every child support case is unique in some ways. Florida law allows for you and your spouse to reach fair agreements that would meet the standards of Florida courts. While we can represent you in the traditional sense, we can also assist in a mediated settlement and can work towards this end with your spouse’s attorney. If your case is contested, I will provide you with skilled representation to protect your rights.

I take pride in looking after the needs of people in Central Florida. Hiring a professional and well-prepared family law attorney is a crucial decision on the outcome of your future and the future of your family. I have helped clients and families across Central Florida and I can proudly say that I have exceeded my client’s expectations on all levels. I offer personalized service and have made it my mission to “FIGHT 4 FAMILIES” throughout Ocala, FL and surrounding areas. As a former United States Marine, it is my honor to continue to serve and protect your rights. Call or contact us today. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your case.


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