Child Support in Florida
Establishment of Support in Florida
Child Support is determined pursuant to Florida Statute §61.30. The calculation takes into consideration many factors. Allowable deductions such as taxes, the parent’s health insurance or support paid for another child, or alimony determines an individual’s net income. The parties combine net income determines the basic amount of support for the child. However there are other component that set the final number
Basic Components to Support – There are basically five things that we look at to calculate support. I say “basic” because the law has many exceptions to the rule and child support can vary based on certain exceptions or conditions. However the five basic items is the net income of the father, the net income of the mother, the cost of daycare for the child, the cost of health insurance for the child and the amount of overnights each parent has with the child. The amount of overnights must be consistent with the parties parenting plan.
Calculation of support is usually secondary to main case, unless you are involved in a Department of Revenue case. When confronted with a Department of Revenue case you are being ordered to pay support for your child. Generally, these are case where the male is asked to pay support where paternity has been established but no legal rights to time-sharing have been given to the Father. As such the calculation will be based on mother having 100% of the overnights regardless of the reality. If this is the case see my page on Paternity for Fathers.
Trust an Experienced Divorce Attorney/Divorce Lawyer to handle your Child Support Case
Florida aw on child support is not easy and has difficult rules and procedures. Don’t do it alone. I always offer a free consultation. There is no better way than sitting down face-to-face with me to learn what your rights are and to get what you deserve. If you are reading this I am sure you know someone, a friend or family member, that has a horror story regarding their own experience. That’s why you should always consult an attorney that practices Divorces and Family Law and nothing else. Someone like me. I don’t practice criminal law or elder law, or many other types of law. I am Florida Divorce and Family Law attorney that understands the laws completely, because I handle family law matters on a regular basis. I will always listen compassionately and attentively to your needs and concerns and provide you with the best advice for your particular case.