New Tampa is an approximately 24 square mile area in western Florida, encompassing the City of Tampa and the unincorporated areas of Hillsorough.
The region, which retains a Tampa mailing address, also features an incorporated area of New Tampa within the Tampa city limits, is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city.
Although the region was originally settled in the mid-19th century, it remained largely undeveloped until the 1980s. Annexed by the City of Tampa in 1988, New Tampa has experienced rapid population growth over the last 30 years.
The area, which was initially home to only 7,100 people has seen it’s population explode by nearly 275% since 1990. According to census data, New Tampa is home to more than 22,400 people, and that number is expected to grow in the coming years.
New Tampa is a diverse community, and is home to more than 14,890 families. As a result, residents may require the services of a family law attorney at some point, for issues ranging from child custody and visitation to support payments.
Determining Child Support in Florida
Child support can be a stressful thing for many families when separating or filing for divorce. It is also a factor in cases where the parents are not together and have never been married. In most cases, child support payments are required when dealing with minor children, and the laws governing child support vary on a state-by-state basis.
In the state of Florida, child support payments are determined based on a number of factors. It is important to note that income is not the sole criteria used when calculating support payments. If you frequently see your child, you will wind up paying less in support. However, the formula governing the calculation of child support payments has become increasingly complex, and can feature up to six different components:
- Daycare or education costs (if applicable)
- A basic monthly obligation
- Medical cost contributions
- Insurance cost contributions
- Life insurance
- Unique expenses for the child (if financially capable), including private education or summer activities
Remember, child support awards are by no means permanent. While they typically end when the child turns 18 or graduates high school, parents can mutually agreed to other terms, or one parent can file for a modification in support based on custody and financial ability.
If you or someone you love is having child support issues in New Tampa, the legal team at the Anton Legal Group can help. Our attorneys have experience in assisting with child support cases, and are very well versed in the laws surrounding family court in the state of Florida.
Our founder, S. David Anton, Esq. has practiced family law for more than 30 years, and has represented a number of clients looking for assistance with their child support claims.
To speak with one of our family attorneys, or to schedule your preliminary consultation, we welcome your call at (813) 443-5249.
Directions to our tampa Family Law Attorneys From New Tampa, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
New Tampa, FL
Total Est. Time: 23 mins
Total Est. Distance: 18.9 mi
- Head north on I-75 N
- Use the right lane to take exit 270 for County Rd 581/Bruce B Downs Blvd
- Keep right at the fork and merge onto Bruce B Downs Blvd
- Merge onto Bruce B Downs Blvd
- Make a U-turn at Dona Michelle Dr
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right to merge onto I-75 S toward Naples
- Merge onto I-75 S
- Take exit 261 to merge onto I-4 W toward Tampa
- Take exit 1 for Florida 585/22nd St toward 21st St
- Continue straight onto E 14th Ave
- Turn left onto FL-585 S/N 21st St
- Turn right onto E Palm Ave
- Turn left onto N 15th St
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E 9th Ave
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
1509 E. 9th Ave
Tampa, Florida 33605