Christian D. Smed, P.A. focuses exclusively on family law matters. I offer my... more
Christian D. Smed, P.A. focuses exclusively on family law matters. I offer my clients tough advocacy and compassionate council; I believe that you will find me to be a zealous and assertive attorney when need be, yet I am also emotionally supportive and compassionate to my clients, and respectfull to all involved. I work in a collaborative manner and do everything that I can to solve issues usi... view profile
Natalia Scott was born in Poland and came to the US as a young child. After... more
Natalia Scott was born in Poland and came to the US as a young child. After receiving her double bachelor degrees from the University of Central Florida Burnette Honors College, she went on to law school at the University of Florida. As a former prosecutor, Natalia has developed extensive litigation skills that she uses everyday to help find the best solutions for her clients.
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.