14 Aug Florida Child Support: How Much Do I Owe in Child Support Payments?
Florida Child Support
Assuming that paternity has been established, whether you have a child while married, or while unmarried, Florida family courts follow Florida’s statutorily set child support guidelines, which must be applied to determine the amount of support you must provide for your child.
A Florida family law court begins its determination of the amount of child support by applying a formula in order to calculate the amount due. The guideline amount set forth in the statute presumptively establishes the amount of child support the Florida family law court will award.
However, under some circumstances, your Florida attorney may argue that the guideline amount would be unjust or inappropriate. In making this determination, the court considers all relevant factors, including the needs of the child or children, age, station in life, standard of living, and the financial status and ability of each parent. In the appropriate case, the Florida family law court may determine that the guideline amount may be varied by more (or less) than five percent.
Every Florida family law case is riddled with many fact-specific determinations that must be made by your attorney. If you are in need of more information about the process, contact a Miami Divorce Attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey Alan Aenlle, PA.