In the state of Florida parents are obligated to provide support for their children. This obligation cannot be waived. Florida Statutes determine the child support guidelines and use a formula to calculate the amount of support obligation each parent must provide.
The child support guidelines take into consideration each parent’s income, health insurance and the amount of overnights the child or children spend with each parent.
When you are the parent who is obligated to pay child support you'll want to ensure that your child support order is properly calculated. Calculating child support involves several considerations, including child time-sharing and the financial needs of the child.
Florida courts calculate child support by using the following guildelines:
The court has specific procedures set up to modify divorce and child support orders.
If there is a substantial change in circumstances, there may be a possibility that child support can be modified. For example unemployment, a new job in a lower paying industry, a switch from full time to part time, or retirement are some examples of possible substantial changes in circumstances.
If your finances have seen a significant change, don’t attempt to work out a new agreement with your ex by yourself.
Contact our Family Law Attorney, Efrain Aponte, at Affordable Law Associates to help you work out a new agreement that is fair for everyone.
Do not delay! Whatever types of questions you may have, feel free to get in touch with us using the contact form or calling the number below.
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