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In the state of Florida, the responsibility of child support directly correlates to each parent’s financial condition, and the amount of time they spend caring for the child or children. Their relationships with the children prior to and after divorce can prove to be of great importance in child support matters. It is quite common for parents to disagree on the obligations of each other’s financial contributions. Assistance from a Florida child support attorney may be necessary to resolve any disputes about the amount paid by one parent to the other.

Calculating Child Support in Florida

Child support is a legal term, reflecting the amount of money the Florida legislature believes is necessary to raise a child. The amount of child support will reflect the incomes of both parents and is intended to cover child-related expenses. The state of Florida has uniform child support calculations to simplify the process. To calculate child support payments, the following information is needed:

  • The number of children who need support
  • Each parent’s net monthly income
  • Costs for childcare such as daycare, after school care, babysitting, etc.
  • Health insurance payments
  • Dental and vision insurance payments
  • Any other support obligation that is imposed by the court

These issues are outlined in the Florida Child Support Guideline’s formula. Child support is not tax deductible for the paying spouse, nor is it taxable for the recipient spouse. If a parent has a significant change in a parent’s financial circumstances, the child support agreement could be modified.

What is the Minimum Child Support Amount?

Florida’s Child Support Guidelines stipulate that a household that earns a monthly income of $800 and a single child, will require a support payment of $190 a month. The more children there are the higher the support increment. And a higher income of the paying parent will result in higher child support payments monthly.

There are extenuating circumstances in which the court will deviate from the Florida Child Support Guidelines. These special circumstances include a child with medical assistance needs, extra medical expenses, or other child-related expenses. A knowledgeable Florida family law attorney can help you clearly understand what court orders can be put in place to help your child under these special circumstances.

Child Support Enforcement

Unfortunately, child support orders are not always met in a timely fashion. This can cause a lot of stress on the entire family. It is critical to take action immediately to relieve this financial burden. A qualified Florida child support lawyer can assess your case and defend the economic rights of your children. Within the legal system, this can mean the party that has not paid their child’s support is in contempt of court. Sometimes, under the worst circumstances, unpaid child support can even lead to incarceration. The state of Florida takes the care and consideration of children very seriously, and we at Politis & Matovina, P.A. do too.

Consult with Politis & Matovina, P.A.

Emotions can run high amidst divorce proceedings. The last thing you want to do is allow those emotions to spill over and affect the children’s well-being. At Politis & Matovina, P.A., we understand the toll the dissolution of marriage takes on a family, and we are here to provide supportive representation for the financial interests of your children. Our team of seasoned litigators have the skills and the compassion to get your family through this most stressful time and pursue a favorable outcome.

Politis & Matovina, P.A. can provide the supportive representation you need. Give our office a call at (386) 333-6613 to schedule your consultation.

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