How can I be sure my ex-spouse is providing correct information for income when he owns his own business?

Providing correct information when it comes to determining child support is really important if you want the fair amount of child support to be calculated and paid. That’s a much easier thing to do when a spouse is employed through a big company and they get a W-2 form and a typical paystub. That’s not so easy when they’re self-employed, as many are in Florida. You can start the analysis by simply going through the paystubs and the W-2s, 1099s, K1s or tax returns. When they obviously are living a better style of life then those forms indicate, you have to go one step deeper if you want the full amount that you’re entitled to.

There are varieties of ways to do that. You can look at the deposits in the bank accounts, you can do an analysis of their spending. If you can convince a court that either of these items or any other hybrid of items that you can try, evidence a larger amount of income than the court will impute, or assess, that amount of income to them prior to determining their child support obligation.