Courts typically require non-custodial parents to pay child support to provide for the financial needs of their children. Support can be ordered even without official child custody agreements. Florida parents who do not pay court-ordered child support are at risk of having their wages garnished from their paychecks or going to jail until paid in full. One man in another area was recently arrested after he apparently failed to pay child support.
Child support is one area of a divorce proceeding in Florida that often sparks conflict between two divorcing individuals. One party often tries to limit how much he or she ends up giving away in child support payments, while the other parent wants the maximum monthly payment possible. A judge will look at multiple factors to determine who will be on the hook for child support and how much he or she will be responsible for.