The Florida Statutes do not contain any provisions requiring a minimum amount of child support. Child support in Florida is determined by a formula established by law. Essentially, it takes into account two main factors. The first is the income of each parent.
Second, how much time each child spends with each of their parents. These figures are entered into a complex calculation, which produces the monthly payment that one parent must provide to the other. Whether you are the spouse who will receive child support in a divorce situation or the spouse who will pay support, you may not know what is considered income when the courts calculate child support amounts. In the state of Florida, when child custody is arranged in a divorce case (or a paternity case), child support is required to be calculated.
Florida Statute 61.30 sets payment amounts based on the number of children involved and the income earned by both parents. Unless there are circumstances that require a deviation, the court will normally order a child support payment described by law. Because these guidelines use income as one of the main determinants of a child support order, it is essential that you understand what the court will use to determine your earned income. The parents of a minor have a legal and moral duty to support and support their child.
Under Florida child support law, parents cannot waive support obligations Parents can stipulate and accept the amount of payments; however, the amount of assistance must be in the best interest of the child. Support agreements are subject to approval by the state family law court. Agreements will only be approved if the benefits provide for proper care and maintenance of the child. For example, if there is equal timeshare, but the mother earns more money, she may be asked to pay child support.
The Florida Child Support Compliance Program can help with all of these methods to determine paternity. A parent seeking to amend a child support order must show that there has been a significant change in circumstances after the court has made an initial determination on child support. Child support is a right that belongs to the child in Florida, and parents cannot negotiate it, nor can they consent to non-payment of an adjustment. Modifying Child Support Orders Over time, financial and life circumstances change and child support orders Courts may, in some cases, extend a child support order to cover a child who has turned 18. The actual amount of child support depends on other factors that are not addressed in this basic calculation.
The court will compare full support responsibilities in the percentage of time each parent has custody of the child. Therefore, a Florida court can establish a child support case, regardless of whether the parent seeking payment resides outside of Florida. The child support process is intended to ensure that the child continues to receive an acceptable standard of living. Most parents who pay child support operate on the assumption that those payments will cease on the day the child turns 18. Of course, it is almost a fact that a new spouse will feel that too much child support is being paid, whereas, on the contrary, the new spouse of the receiving parent will almost certainly believe that it is too small that support is being paid.
At Marrero, Serrano, Farah Law, LP, we understand the difficulties of determining and obtaining child support and will work with you to make the process as simple as possible. Child support is a court-ordered obligation of financial responsibilities for the care, maintenance, training and education of a child. Child support pays for roof over children's heads, electricity, water, food, and other essentials. .
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