How Child Support Is Calculated in Florida

When a couple files for divorce and there is a child or children involved, both parties have a duty to provided financial support necessary to raise the child. In Florida, the responsibility to financially support children, regardless of whether the parties are married to each other, falls on both parents.

At Plotnick Law our attorneys are experienced in handling child support and related matters, such as a modification of child support obligations when there is a substantial change in circumstance. Whether you receive child support, or you are obligated to pay child support, Plotnick Law will aggressively fight for your rights and ensure that child support is calculated accurately. Our firm represents both fathers and mothers in child support cases.

Initially, child support orders are determined mainly by formula. This takes into consideration the incomes of both parties, the number of children, parental time-sharing and the cost of day care and medical expenses. Based on these factors, the Court will determine the amount of child support using a formula. The child support obligation is paid to the parent who has the primary amount of overnight time with the child.

In addition to ensuring support is calculated accurately, our lawyers can assist you with:

  • Modification of child support if your circumstances change and
  • Enforcement of child support orders

Plotnick Law is ready to help. We offer family and marital law services including divorce, custody, child support, paternity actions, dependency, modifications and post final judgment of dissolution matters. Contact attorney, Marc Plotnick, Esquire, Plotnick Law , your “family” lawyer, at 1-727-577-3300 to schedule a consultation. We have nearly 25 years’ combined experience – we are here to help!

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