Complex Support Cases
Dade County High Income Support Attorney
Sometimes, a spouse, former spouse, or parent will attempt to hide income to prevent a proper calculation of their Florida child support or Florida spousal support order. In other situations, it may be difficult to properly calculate the amount of income available for support purposes, because one of the parties owns their own business, shares in a corporation, or has an interest in a partnership and has self-employment or business income.
In many self-employment situations, the IRS permits business deductions from federal income tax purposes that may not be proper deductions from gross income for child support, spousal support, or alimony purposes. This could include automobile payments, car insurance payments, payments for other personal expenses such as meals and entertainment or life insurance, or other personal expenses.
Whether you are the petitioner or respondent in a support action, our Miami child and spousal support attorneys have access to a network of forensic accountants who will assist us in preparing your Florida complex child support or spousal support case for settlement or trial.
Earning Capacity, Unemployed And Underemployed Spouses And Parents
Section 61.29 of the Florida Statutes establishes that each parent has a fundamental obligation to support his or her minor children. In this regard, if a parent has voluntarily quit their employment or is otherwise voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, the Family Court will assess the earning capacity to that parent. Furthermore, absent credible evidence on the unemployed or underemployed parent’s earning capacity, the court shall impute income to that parent equal to the median income of a year-round, full-time employee from current population reports in the Bureau of Census. Our Miami child support and spousal support attorneys have a network of vocational experts that can analyze the education and employment history of a spouse or parent and provide testimony regarding their employability and income potential in today’s job market when our support lawyers believe the Bureau of Census reports would not adequately address the issue.
Contact Our Experienced Dade County Alimony Attorneys
Our South Florida support attorneys have handled many complex support issues, including cases of unreported income, under-reported income, self-employed business owners’ income, and high-income and earning capacity cases. Contact our Miami complex support attorneys at (412) 231-9786 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment to discuss your Dade County, Broward County, or Monroe County child support issue.
Our Miami child support lawyers accept family law cases in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Monroe County. Our Miami, Florida, child support law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and weekends and evenings by appointment.
Consultations are available in person at our downtown Miami law office and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Galiano Steet in Coral Gables, 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.
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