Florida Child Support
According to Fla. Stat. 61.30, child support is determined by utilizing the guidelines schedule set forth in the aforementioned section. Based on the schedule, the minimum amount of child support will depend on the number of children and the parents’ combined monthly net income. To better understand how child support is calculated in Florida, please click here to review Fla. Stat. 61.30.
In the event that the parents’ combined monthly net income is greater than the amount in the guidelines schedule, i.e., in excess of $10,000 per month, then the minimum child support need is the minimum amount of support provided by the guidelines plus the statutory established percentages multiplied by the amount of income over $10,000.
Factors that may affect the amount of child support owed by each parent include, but are not limited to the following: the parents’ time-sharing arrangements, one parent’s prepayment of childcare and health insurance for the child, the comparative incomes of the parents, accurate accounting of each parents actual monthly income, and, in dissolution cases, the amount of alimony paid or received.
Because every case is unique, the amount of child support will naturally vary in each divorce or paternity case. Call the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. at 561-429-3924 to schedule a consultation.
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