Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for families. Throughout the process, divorcing spouses may be concerned with separating assets, dividing parenting time, and determining how much support will be paid. Unlike spousal support, however, child support is determined and calculated using a very strict and specific mathematical formula. This formula is based on the number of children in the family, the parents’ income, and the parenting plan schedule.
So, what do you need to know about child support in Florida?
The most important thing to remember is that child support exists to support the needs of the child after a marriage ends. It is intended to cover some of the costs of raising a child, such as providing food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. As much as possible, child support is intended to help parents provide the same standard of living for their children as they did when they were married. This duty to pay child support exists regardless if the parent rarely or never spends time with the child. Even if the parent spends the majority of their time with their child, they may still be ordered to pay child support.
If you have concerns regarding divorce, child support or any type of family related dispute, contact the Coral Gables child support lawyers at Estevez-Pazos Law Firm, P.A.. We know that your future and your family are important to you, especially throughout the divorce process. As such, we work tirelessly to help you determine appropriate child support, as well as a parenting plan that works for you and your children. Call us immediately for your consultation at (305) 717-7130 or fill out our confidential contact form.