How Is The Amount Of Child Support Determined In Florida?
Child support in Florida, in most cases, is determined using a formula contained in the state laws. The formula takes many factors into consideration to determine which parent pays child support and how much they pay. The primary considerations are:
- The number of children common to both parents
- The number of overnight stays the children have with each parent
- The financial needs of the children, including child care costs, medical expenses, and health insurance costs
- The net income of each parent
In some cases, such as when one parent is unemployed, a parent may file Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.943.
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