Determining Child Support In Florida
Financial support is a necessity to raise a child. In Florida, the responsibility to financially support children by each parent, regardless of whether the parents are married to each other falls on both parents.
At The South Tampa Law Group, P.A. we have over 20 years’ experience handling child support and related matters. Whether you receive child support or are obligated to pay it, our lawyers will aggressively stand up for your rights and ensure that support is calculated accurately. We represent fathers and mothers throughout Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay Area. Call 813-586-2277 to schedule a consultation.
How Child Support Is Determined
Your initial child support order is determined mainly by a formula. Based upon the incomes of both parties, the number of children supported, parental time sharing, and the cost of medical care and day care, the court will determine the amount of child support. This sum is to be paid to the parent who has the primary amount of overnight time with the child, which is determined by the child custody order.
In addition to ensuring support is calculated accurately, our lawyers can assist you with:
- Modification of child support if your circumstances change
- Enforcement of child support orders