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How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

| Jul 12, 2017 | Child Custody, Divorce, Firm News

As in any divorce between a couple who shares a child, child support is inevitably going to be an issue of concern and contention between the two parties. In all custodial cases, the parent who has primary custody will need financial support from the other parent. The non-custodial parent will be required to pay a certain amount of money on a regular basis, in order to keep financially supporting the child in the same way as if the child’s parents had stayed together. Though all states share a common standard in their regulations for calculating child support, each state has its own specific considerations, and Florida is no different.

The following factors are considered when calculating child support in Florida:

  • Needs of the child, including mental, emotional, and physical health
  • Financial obligations, such as day care expenses and extracurricular activities
  • Health insurance
  • Income of both parents
  • Child’s previous standard of living prior to divorce
  • Any provisions the non-custodial parent’s other children may have

One of the biggest differences in Florida law versus other states is that Florida considers both parents incomes, while most other states consider only the non-custodial parent’s income.

Contact Our Ocala Family Law Attorney Today

Whether you are the non-custodial parent and feel you are being asked to pay far too much in accordance to the situation, or you are the custodial parent who isn’t receiving enough financial support from your ex, we want to help. At Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., our legal team is dedicated to pursuing fair and just solutions to any and all child support issues. Our Ocala family law attorney has the experience, education, and skill to ensure you and your child are in the best position possible following a divorce.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling (352) 437-2200.