Child support is an ongoing, periodic payment made by the higher income parent to the lower income parent to pay for basic living necessities of the child. Basic necessities include items such as living quarters, electricity, water, and food. Child support in Florida is established by the courts. Child support payments are not considered income in Florida and, as a result, are not taxable.
Child support and alimony are used to make sure families are financially whole after a divorce or the end of a relationship that involves children. The experienced child support attorneys at The Roberts Family Law Firm in Orlando, represent clients who need legal assistance establishing, enforcing or modifying child support and alimony arrangements . Under Florida family law,
Florida law recognizes that the best interest of the child is served when both parents are involved in meeting his or her emotional and financial needs. Child support is set by guidelines that use a formula to calculate child support. As with all calculations, the quality of the result depends on the quality of the numbers put into the formula.
Our family law attorneys are familiar with every nuance of the child support guidelines and will make certain the amount of support you pay or are paid will be fair. Child support guidelines consider:
The amount of overnight visitation also affects the level of child support . If a child spends more than 40 percent of his or her overnights with the noncustodial parent, the child support requirements will be reduced.
Modifications to a child support order can be temporary or permanent, depending on the case. There are many reasons that can justify a request to modify a child support order, among them:
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