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#Family #Law for #Men in #Tampa #Florida

#Child #Support

A child support order tells the parents what they must do to support their children. Enforcing child support orders means getting the parent to do what the order says.

The amount of child support is based on guidelines defined in Florida law. Child support guidelines are standards used to figure out the support needed for a child and the amount a parent has to pay. Guidelines help make sure support amounts are fair. Every state has guidelines, but they may be different in each state.

These guidelines are used the first time child support is ordered and every time the child support amount changes. They are also used to review the order to see if the support amount should be changed.

Child support guidelines consider:

The income of both parents
The child's health care and child care costs
The standard needs for the child. A list of support amounts based on the child's age and net income of the parents is in the Florida law - standard needs table.

The court or agency establishing support must use these guidelines to decide the amount of child support that will go in a Florida support order. In special circumstances, support amounts can be higher or lower than the guideline amounts. For example, a judge may consider a child's high medical expenses as a reason to change the support amount. In most cases, judges have to give written reasons why support amounts are different from guideline amounts.

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John G. DeGirolamo, Esq.
In Law We Trust, P.A.
Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq.
Divorce, Family, and Criminal Litigation
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#Family #Law for #Men in #Tampa #Florida

#Attorneys #Fees and #Costs in #Divorce, #Alimony, #Custody, #Visitation, and #Support #Cases

If a court finds that a party is entitled to attorney's fees, it must next determine the amount of fees that should be awarded. The standard by which a court determine the amount is the reasonable standard. Safford v. Safford, 656 So.2d 485 (1994). "Although the trial court had broad discretion to award attorney's fees, the award must be based on some record evidence and a finding that the fees are reasonable. Fonderson v. Lairp, 98 So.3d 715 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2012).

In order for a spouse to receive attorney's fees from the other side, a hearing must be scheduled with the court. The hearing allows the court to review the evidence to determine whether attorney's fees should be awarded. Such evidence includes invoices, records, as well as the live testimony from the attorney requesting the fee award.

John G. DeGirolamo, Esq.
In Law We Trust, P.A.
Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq.
813-415-3510
http://www.InLawWeTrust.com
Divorce, Family, and Criminal Litigation
Member: National Trial Lawyers Assoc.
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers of Florida Rated as a Florida Super Lawyer
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#Family #Law for #Men in #Tampa #Florida

#Attorneys #Fees and #Costs in #Divorce, #Alimony, #Custody, #Visitation, and #Support #Cases

The award of attorney's fees is authorized by Florida Statute 61.16. Said statute says, "the court may from time to time, after considering the financial resources of both parties, order a party to pay a reasonable amount for attorney's fees, suit money, and the cost of the other party maintaining or defending any proceeding under this chapter, including the enforcement and modification proceedings and appeals." This especially includes where once party engages in needless or frivolous litigation practices.

The primary question for awarding attorney's fees is whether (1) the party seeking fees has a need and (2) the non-seeking spouse can pay those fees. "The standard for awarding attorney's fees in divorce cases is also the financial need of the requesting party to pay. The consideration of need and ability to pay includes consideration of the overall financial resources of each of the parties, not just income and earning capacity." Perez v. Perez, 100 So.3d 769 (2012). Thus, it is not necessary that one spouse be completely unable to pay attorney's fees in order for the trial court to order the other spouse to pay fees.

John G. DeGirolamo, Esq.
In Law We Trust, P.A.
Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq.
813-415-3510
http://www.InLawWeTrust.com
Divorce, Family, and Criminal Litigation
Member: National Trial Lawyers Assoc.
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers of Florida Rated as a Florida Super Lawyer
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FAMILY LAW | ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE IN TAMPA?
Family Law | Custody disputes are stressful and challenging for everyone involved, especially the children. People can feel lost and unsure of where to turn to if they believe that they are not getting a fair deal, or that the interests of their children are on the line. Knowledge of child custody laws is crucial, including the factors that the court will take into consideration as the case moves forward. If you are currently fighting to get custody of your children, you will also want to speak with a child custody lawyer as soon as possible.

Important Factors
Learning about the key factors that play a role in your Tampa child custody dispute is wise if your goal is to protect your rights and the well being of your children. The court will look at your income and your ability to provide for your children with a safe and comfortable home. The bond that you share with your children is something else that will affect the outcome of the case. If you can’t come to a reasonable agreement with your former spouse, demonstrating to the court that you love and are willing to care for your children is the best option.

The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo
Trying to face your legal battle alone is a bad idea if you want to get a favorable outcome at the end of the dispute. You can reach out to The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo if you want a lawyer in whom you can trust. Once we are in your corner, we will do what it takes to show the court that granting (you) sole custody- is in the best interest of your children. We will review your background and current living situation to find an approach that will give you the best possible odds of reaching your desired result.

At The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq., our number one goal is to protect and fight for your rights! Get the justice you deserve with a name you can trust. Contact us today.

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DIVORCE FOR MEN | KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS AS A FATHER
#Divorce For #Men | Going through a divorce is hard enough on its own, but it gets even more complicated when children are involved. Men who don’t know their rights can lose custody of their children and can face many challenges when they want to see them.

The pitfalls and stresses of a divorce can make it hard for one to think clearly. With the help of John DeGirolamo, you will have the tools required to stand up for yourself and the best interests of your children.

HOW A #FAMILY #LAWYER CAN HELP
Reaching out to a family lawyer as soon as you start the divorce process is a smart choice. Your lawyer will review the details of your case in order to help you get the best results, and The Law Office of John DeGirolamo is on your side.

If you want to speak to a male divorce attorney to discuss your case, then The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq., is ready to accommodate your wishes. When you have your free initial consultation with our family lawyer for men, he will listen to each aspect of your case and make well-reasoned recommendations on how to proceed. We exclusively represent men, after all, so take advantage of our knowledge and commitment and schedule an appointment today to protect your rights. Call when you are ready to begin, or if you would like to simply learn more about how our team can defend your rights. We will do what it takes to let you know that you are in good hands with us, and you will be pleased when you see us in action.

At The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq., our number one goal is to protect and fight for your rights! Get the justice you deserve with a name you can trust. Contact us today.

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The #Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq. believes there is no issue too complicated for a #jury or panel to understand. There are simply too many ways to tell your #client’s story. The #great #attorneys know that preparation above all else is how to put the client in the best position to achieve a favorable result. This #firm uses preparation, hard work, and an #aggressive style of practice to get the results our clients demand and deserve. True preparation is not a skill that can be learned; rather, it is an inherent quality possessed by few, but envied by many.

The practice of law breaks down into #wins and #losses. That, of course, can mean a variety of things to each individual client. In that regard, the goal of this firm is straight-forward: obtain the #best #possible #result for every client. Before making the decision on how to proceed with your case, each and every client is afforded the equal opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of their case and tell #their #side of the #story. We will share our legal opinion and assist each client in making the best and most educated decision before moving forward. In all events, this firm will use its aggressive style of practice and preparation to make sure our client’s needs are met.

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Previous 10 Customers Worksheet

1. Domestic Violence Injunction – Filed motion practice attempting to overturn a Final Injunction (Restraining Order) entered against a Father where the daughter was the Petitioner. Modified the Order to Client and Court’s satisfaction.

2. Divorce/Post-judgment Proceedings – Representing former Wife/Mother against Former Husband/Father to compel and otherwise force Former Husband/Father to comply with the Parenting Plan and respect the Court’s order. This includes child custody and child support issues.

3. Denial of Insurance Claim – TECO truck backed into electrical poll on client’s property and drove off. Client’s neighbor had camera which caught event on tape. TECO still denied liability. Sued TECO’s insurance company and collected full out-of-pocket damages for client.

4. Divorce – Representing Husband/Father against Wife/Mother. No assets, no debt, and both earn less than $40,000.00 yearly. Issues are custody, child support, and alimony, and according to both parents, the two children at issue want to live in separate homes (one daughter with mom, the other daughter with dad).

5. Deficiency/Foreclosure – Client was sued years after she lost her home for the amount left over due and owing on the note (deficiency). Bank sued her after the Statute of Limitations ran. Client did not have to pay.

6. Pre-Indictment Investigation – Client accused of embezzling from her employer. Hired to help pre-indictment in hopes of staving off full indictment. Goal is to settle case for money, and avoid criminal charges, state or federal.

7. Defamation – Former employee of client defamed client via internet and social media. Sued former employee to protect client’s reputation.

8. Divorce/Post-judgment Proceedings – Representing Former Husband against Former Wife. Former Wife is trying to collect monies from Former Husband that he allegedly still owes her pursuant to a nine year old divorce decree.

9. Divorce – Representing Emergency Room Doctor against her Husband. She wants to relocate to Orlando, FL with majority custody of three kids. She is the bread winner. Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and assets/liabilities are at-issue, in addition to major undertaking of relocation (moving 50 miles from child(ren)’s residence).

10. DOR Child Support – Client received letter and proposed Order from Department of Revenue seeking to establish and enforce child support for a child he says is not his child. DOR does not deal in DNA; rather, DOR decides who the father is based on birth certificate and/or the mother’s word.

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#Family #Law for #Men in #Tampa #Florida

#Child #Custody, #Visitation, and #Support

We help men and father clients develop a sensible, workable parenting plan aligned with the best interest of their children. The parenting plan establishes legal custody (who makes the decisions regarding the health, welfare and education of the children), physical custody (where the children live), and parenting time (giving the non-custodial parent appropriate time with the children). Child support payments are structured to make sure both parents pay their fair share.

#Equitable #Distribution

We help family law for men clients obtain values for the assets accumulated during the marriage, including real estate, retirement funds, business interests, bank accounts, and prized possessions. We also help identify accrued debt and other obligations.

John G. DeGirolamo, Esq.
In Law We Trust, P.A.
Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq.
Divorce, Family, and Criminal Litigation
Member: National Trial Lawyers Assoc.
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers of Florida
Rated as a Florida Super Lawyer
Be Prepared For Better Results!

607A West M.L.K. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33603
PH: (813) 415-3510 / TX: (215) 680-7305

Purchase John's Book Plea For Mercy
Visit the Firm at InLawWeTrust.com
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Family Law For Men In popular culture, the prevailing opinion is something like, “The woman always gets the kids, and the man always gets nothing except alimony debt.” While this is an oversimplification of the process, it is true that men sometimes don’t…

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#PROTECTING #FATHERS#RIGHTS IN #DIVORCE

Whether men are getting divorced or separated, and they have children, they typically have concerns about upcoming child custody, visitation, and child support proceedings. It is important to work with an attorney who understands your unique situation, and who is willing to fight for your rights.

At the Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq., we understand the unique needs of men in divorce and related legal proceedings. We will work to protect your financial interests in divorce, child support, and alimony proceedings, and your parental rights in child custody and visitation matters.

Our firm represents fathers in divorce, child custody, and related legal matters. If you wish to speak to a men’s divorce attorney in Tampa, FL, about your Family Law concerns, please contact us today.

John G. DeGirolamo, Esq.
In Law We Trust, P.A.
Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq.
813-415-3510
JohnD@inlawwetrust.com
Divorce, Family, and Criminal Litigation
Member: National Trial Lawyers Assoc.
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers of Florida
Rated as a Florida Super Lawyer
Be Prepared For Better Results!
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