Clearwater Child Support Attorneys — 13 found

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  1. Clearwater Child Support Lawyer Jill Ann Schuh

    Jill Schuh

    Client Review: Jill A. Schuh handled a case for me when I was at the worst time of my life. She took my case at ...
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    Licensed for 8 years - $200-$250/hour
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    6.2

  2. Clearwater Child Support Lawyer Theresa Marie Porto

    Theresa Porto

    Clearwater, FL Child Support Lawyer
    Licensed for 7 years
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    6.3

  3. Clearwater Child Support Lawyer A. Cody Emerson

    A. Emerson

    I graduated from Florida State University with a bachelors degree in real estate and another in finance. I then attended law school at Florida State University College of Law, where I... more
    Licensed for 2 years - 30 Min Free Consultation
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    6.8

Child Support

If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.