Family Law Testimonials
“The search for a lawyer to help me get through my divorce was difficult enough. Most of the lawyers I interviewed had a cutthroat approach that made the process even harder. In desperation I reached out to a friend who seems to know everyone. Through one of her contacts I was referred to Carman and Bevington. After my consultation with Vanessa Bevington I stopped searching. Vanessa was kind and professional. She did not try to sway me in any particular direction but made sure that I understood the legal choices I had to make. She was prompt in every way. I highly recommend bringing your legal needs to this firm.”
“I had excellent representation when going through my divorce. Allen Carmen did a wonderful job for me. He was always available when I had questions and was always professional. The staff was great. I probably should not have loved going to their office as much as I did, but they gave me the feeling that they cared about me and my outcome. I would recommend Allen to any of my friends. In fact, I recommended him today to a co-worker.”
"Perfect mix of personal and professional. I wanted a firm close to home that catered to the Brandon area and I found it!. Melissa kept me informed and any time I wanted to talk to Allen he was available. Just great from start to finish. I would recommend Carman and Bevington to anyone!!!!"
Brandon Child Support Attorney
In the State of Florida child support payments are paid by the parent who isn’t living with the child full time and the amount is based on a specific formula. While the formula itself is set in stone there are many provisions that can lead to a parent paying a higher amount if they have inexperienced representation or try to negotiate on their own. At Carman & Bevington, we have experience representing both sides of a child support arrangement and we know what it takes to reach a fair result.
What affects your child support?
There are many factors that can impact your child support payment. For instance, the number of overnight visits a child spends at each parent’s house during the course of a year can greatly impact the amount paid. Also, if both parents make the same amount of money and the child spends an equal amount of time in both households, neither parent would have to pay child support.
How long do I have to pay?
Child support does have an end date, you will only have to pay until the child graduates from high school or turns 19 – whichever happens last. However, if you have a disabled child, the parent not living with the child might be obligated to pay support for the duration of the child’s life.
Other Parenting Plan Issues
Our family court clients use us to handle all of their needs relating to divorce. Below you will find a few aspects which might overlap with child support. Read this list and let us know if some of these issues might need to be addressed while we’re handling your child support case.
- Relocation Issues
- Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
- Alimony (spousal support)
- Property Division
- Injunctions for Protection against Domestic Violence
In all parenting plan scenarios we make every attempt to help our client and the other parent come to a resolution before the trial. But if that’s not possible, we are fully prepared to litigate your case in front of a judge. At Carman & Bevington, we’re driven by a desire to protect our clients with the same professionalism that we would want in a similar situation. We don’t want to deplete all of your assets by extending your child support negotiation. We intend to earn every dollar that we receive and expect to help you take those first steps on the road back to happiness.
Meet Vanessa A. Bevington
Family Law Attorney | Personal Injury Attorney
Phone: (813) 654-3444
Vanessa Bevington began practicing in the area of personal injury and family law in 2006. She is respected throughout the legal community as a skilled litigator and negotiator on her client’s behalf.