Child Support

Child Support In Orlando

Child support is not a one-size-fits-all calculation.  You may know a family member, acquaintance, or friend who Orlando Child Support Hearingpays less but the amount that you are entitled to receive or pay in child support may very well be higher.  Trying to create an agreement with your former spouse can become a complicated issue and therefore we advise that you seek professional legal advice and support in order to properly calculate your child support.

Calculating Child Support in Florida

Under Florida law, both parents are legally obligated to provide financial support for their minor children. In a divorce, the purpose of child support is to ensure that the children’s basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter are met. Typically, the parent with the most time-sharing receives monetary support from the parent with the least time-sharing. There are exceptions, however, such as if one parent earns significantly more than the other parent. 

The amount of child support is calculated using a formula laid out in the Florida child support guidelines. This formula takes into account: 

  • the net monthly income of each parent
  • the number of children being considered for child support.
  • the number of overnight visits a parent has with the minor child
  • employment status/work history of each parent
  • childcare expenses
  • cost of health and dental insurance premiums

Ordered To Pay Child Support

Calculating Florida Child Support

If you are ordered to pay child support, divorce attorney Stephen Caplan will aim to make sure the payment is within your financial means. Conversely, if you are seeking child support, he will pursue a fair amount that meets all of your children’s needs.

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