How Is Child Support Calculated In Florida?
Child support is calculated in a fairly formulaic manner in the state of Florida. The court will determine the amount that is to be paid by the supporting parent based on a wide range of factors and variables.
While this is generally straightforward and based on a standardized formula, the judge still has discretion in how much support he or she will require of the supporting parent. If you are facing child support proceedings, it is important that you have a lawyer at your side who is experienced in achieving the best possible outcome in child support matters.
A Child Support Attorney Who Is Committed To Protecting Your Interests
The attorneys at the law firm of The Holman Law Firm, provide parents with skilled legal representation, advocating on our clients’ behalf to ensure that their interests are protected, all the while working toward a resolution that is in the best interests of the children.
The court will be presented with all relevant information, including:
- Income of both parents
- Needs of the child (such as basic needs, education, medical, etc)
- Custody, visitation and parenting time agreements
- Geographic location of either parent
- Additional needs of the child (such as extracurricular activities)
The judge will rely on this information, inputting specific figures into a formula to determine how much the supporting parent is obligated to pay each month. He or she may deviate from the exact amount created by the formula to adjust for other considerations, such as a change in parenting time, involvement of parents, extra needs of the child or geographical distance.
Know your options. Call the law firm of The Holman Law Firm, today.