We’ll Fight For Your Child Support
Every child has the right to the support of both parents until the age of 18.
In Florida, child support is determined by Child Support Guidelines. This is the formula judges use to figure out the support needed for a child and how much each parent has to pay. The court looks at both parent’s incomes (or what they have the ability to earn) and the child’s health and child care costs as well as the number of overnights spent with each parent. Parents cannot agree to waive child support or for a specific amount of child support without approval from the court.
Need to Know Checklist
- You can’t agree to waive child support – child support is determined by a mathematical calculation and both parties are required to support their children.
- Back child support can be calculated up to two years before the Petition for Paternity or Dissolution of Marriage was filed.
- Unlike child support, there is not mathematical formula for alimony.
- There are many types of alimony.
- Before alimony is awarded the Court must find one spouse has a need for it and the other spouse has the ability to pay it.
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The Law Office of Andrew G. Storie has helped families and individuals in Orlando, and all of Central Florida, in establishing and modifying child support as well as answering any of their child support questions.