Child Support 2017-07-26T17:43:07+00:00

CHILD SUPPORT:

Child support can be ordered in both Dissolution of Marriage cases where there are minor children and in paternity cases. Child support can also be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances. That change in circumstances can be an increase or decrease in income of either parent, a change in the number of overnights each parent has with the child(ren), or if one of the children becomes an adult. Child support is figured using Florida’s Child Support Guidelines. The net income for both parents, after deducting statutory deductions, is entered in to a Florida Child Support Guidelines Worksheet. The Worksheet also takes into consideration the cost of summer camp, daycare, afterschool care and health insurance for the minor child(ren). Child support terminates in Florida at age 18 unless the child emancipates early. There is no child support for college expenses in Florida. If the minor child turns 18 in their senior year of high school and will graduate before their 19th birthday, then child support continues until the end of the school year.