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In Florida, when a child does not live with both parents in a single household, one parent may be required to pay child support. Child support issues can come up in the context of divorce, separation, an unmarried relationship, or a request for modification of an existing court order.

At Key West attorneys, our Miami child support attorneys help mothers and fathers pursue fair and appropriate child support outcomes. Whether you are concerned about receiving or having to pay child support, our experienced family lawyer can help.

Understanding How Child Support Is Calculated in Florida

Like most states, Florida has a set of child support guidelines, including a mathematical formula that is used in most cases to calculate how much child support, if any, one parent will have to pay. The child support guidelines take into account factors such as the following:

  • The incomes of both the parents
  • The number of minor children in the family
  • Each parent’s share of parenting time with each of the children
  • The cost of any daycare services and insurance paid for by each parent

When calculating child support, it is important to make sure you are using accurate information about income and expenses and that you are aware of situations where the courts can deviate from the child support formula. Our Key West child custody lawyers are highly familiar with these issues.

Our firm frequently assists clients with the initial establishment of child support and with the modification and enforcement of child support orders. For a free consultation with our experienced child support lawyer, call Key West Family Lawyer on our priority line at 305-409-3636.

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