Should I hire a Florida family lawyer for my case if I have a child support hearing?

There is no requirement to hire a Miami family law attorney to represent you at a Florida child support hearing, but it may be in your best interest to do so. Though you have the option to represent yourself, a Florida child support attorney deals with cases like yours on a daily basis and will be able to attempt to get you fair child support payments. A Miami child support lawyer will be able to tell you about how much a court will likely order you to pay because he or she is familiar with the guidelines used to calculate child support payments.Additionally, the child support attorney knows case law that may be used in your favor if you are asking the court to deviate from the guidelines and allow you to pay less. There are many benefits associated with having the representation of an attorney that you may miss out on if you decide to represent yourself. The court will not treat you any differently or feel bad for you because you are representing yourself. A Miami child support attorney knows what to present to a judge as evidence so the judge may be inclined to allow you to pay less than what the guidelines suggest, something you would likely miss if you are representing yourself, so you may get stuck paying a higher amount.

If you have an upcoming child support hearing or would like to know your rights as they relate to child support, contact our Miami child support attorneys at Vari & Associates. Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat. Telephone our office at (305) 222-7351 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.


The statements in this section are based on Florida law and have been issued to inform and not advise. The statements are general in nature and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.

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