Florida law on child support is based on the general principle that both parents have a fundamental obligation to support their children. This obligation generally lasts until a child turns 18. However, it can extend longer if the parents agree or if the child has special needs.
In determining how much child support a parent is required to pay, a court utilizes the Florida child support guidelines. These guidelines are based on a formula that considers both parents’ income, the percentage of overnight timesharing each parent exercises and the number of children. Provisions must also be made for health insurance for the child in most cases. Many spouses attempt to hide or reduce their incomes to drastically reduce their child support obligations. Our attorneys are experienced in determining a party’s true income even with the most difficult of spouses.
Our attorneys at Silverio & Hall, can help you calculate the correct child support amount owed in your case.