Child Support Laws in Florida

In Florida, child support is calculated pursuant section 61.13, Florida Statutes.  You can seek child support in several circumstances.  The most common is when parents get divorced.  If you were an unwed parent then you can still get child support.   And in certain circumstances, you can even get child support while you are married without filing for divorce.

How to Calculate Child Support in Florida

The easiest way to calculate the amount of child support in Florida is to use the Florida Supreme Court’s Web Form.  After you have all of the necessary facts then you can  enter those numbers in the Web Form and a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet will be automatically generated.  Before you begin the form will you will need to know: 1) each parent’s net income; 2) the expenses for the child’s health insurance; 3) cost for child care that is required for employment; 4) unreimbursed medical, dental and prescription medication costs; and 5) the amount of time that each parent spends with the child.

How Much Child Support Can You Get in Florida?

In Florida, the amount of child support that one will be required to pay depends on several factors.

You cannot agree to waive child support.  However, there are certain circumstances when neither parent will be required to pay child support to the other, such as when each parent spends an equal amount of time with the child and makes the same amount of money.

The experienced legal professionals from our firm can help bring about a solution to your child support concerns. Many couples are unable to come to an agreement on the terms of a divorce. In the case of a contested divorce, the issue is brought to trial for it to be resolved. An option that can help smooth the process and can be more time effective as well as less costly is collaborative divorce. Through this process, the couple and their individual attorneys agree that they will seek to resolve issues such as child support amongst themselves, rather than taking the issue to court. This can be the best case scenario for many people that allows them to avoid the difficulty of trial while still having the professional counsel of an attorney to handle their case with a high level of quality.

Child Support Calculation in Florida

Taking care of a child is expensive.  At John M. Iriye, P.A. we take our privilege of representing you and assisting you in seeking a resolution to your child support issues very seriously. Contact a Winter Springs child support lawyer  from our firm today to learn more about how we can help you with your child support concerns.