In general, child support in Florida is determined by a formula, which has a variety of inputs. Of which, typical living expenses, even if they are high, are not part of the analysis. The courts don’t really care if you want to drive a corvette that has a huge monthly obligation payment or a 20 […]
Typically child support obligations are not automatically reviewed in the future. Such a review is triggered by one of the parties demanding that such a review take place. The other side can either cooperate or else a supplemental petition or another filing in the divorce court will be necessary to do this. Sometimes people can […]
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 […]
Child support is typically not lowered because a payor of child support has a live-in girlfriend or boyfriend. That is not one of the inputs into the child support formula. That is quite different from the alimony analysis.
Child support in Florida is almost always modifiable if there is a change in circumstances. If you can run the child support formula and determine that you are paying at least 15% or $50 per month, either one of those, too much in child support, then you can successfully request a modification of your child […]
Typically child support is calculated using what you are actually earning. However, the concept of imputed income is alive and well in Florida, if you can show that a party is voluntarily under employed and should be earning more. Exactly how to do that is beyond the scope of this discussion.
In general, a new spouse’s income has no bearing on a child support obligation. It simply is not an input into a child support calculation formula. If a spouse gets remarried that pays child support, which is very common, the new spouse’s income will not be considered. There is a slender exception to that. To […]
Child support can be collected from a non-custodial parent who lives out of state in a variety of ways. First, the simplest way is through income deduction. Foreign state employers generally honor state of Florida child support awards and will deduct money and pay it through a support department to honor the child support obligation. […]
Children born after the child for which child support is being paid are an irrelevant factor. They are not considered by the court when determining child support for that earlier born child. Now, if you have children from a prior marriage or union that are older than the child for which child support is being […]