Tampa Father’s Rights Attorney
Dad’s Rights in Divorce, Custody and Child Support
The father previously had very little rights in Florida when it came to his children both with the custody and visitation of them and the amount of child support he paid to the mother. Times are changing and now more than ever the courts are recognizing a dad’s role in the life of his children, both in terms of time with them and monetary support of them. Florida public policy is that both parents have frequent and continuing contact with the minor child after separation and divorce and that parental responsibility for the child be shared except in certain circumstances.
Father’s Rights in Custody “Timesharing” with the Children
The court system in Florida has come to recognize that it has an obligation to give fathers the same opportunity as mothers to be in and participate in the lives of their children. The Tampa father’s rights attorneys at All Family Law Group agree wholeheartedly that dads should share equally in custody “timesharing” of their children. A child needs their father’s love, influence and needs to know that he or she is important to him. We are determined to obtain the timesharing schedule you desire.
If you would like more information on how we can help you with your child custody or child support issues call us now at 813-672-1900 or contact us by email to start your free consultation with one of our experienced Tampa Dad’s Rights Attorneys.
Father’s Rights in Child Support for the Children
Child support has in recent years also been changed to be more beneficial to the father. Previously, the presumption was that the mother would be the custodial parent and the father would pay 100% of the child support. In the last 16 or so years the law changed to prorate the child support payments made according to the number of overnights each parent had with the children from 40% to 50%. For example, in the past if the father saw the children 30% of the overnights, he would still pay child support based upon visitation 40% of the time. Presently the law has changed to make it more fair and now the child support is prorated from 20% to 50% of the overnights per year. Now when a father see his children 30% of the nights he only pays for 30% of the time. This also works for the mother who sees the children less than 50% of the time.
Contact the Experienced Tampa Father’s Rights Attorneys at All Family Law Group
If you have questions regarding your rights as a father, contact All Family Law Group for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your situation. Call 813-672-1900 or email us and we will get back with you at our earliest opportunity!