Florida child support laws can be very complex

Compared to some other states, Florida has very specific laws and guidelines when it comes to child support. Most people probably assume that the circumstances of their lives and custody arrangements will play a part in determining child support, with parents that have larger roles in the custodial arrangement paying less money in child support. This is true in Florida, but you may be surprised at how time spent with your child can affect your child support requirements.

It may surprise you to learn that the number of times your child spends the night with you plays a very large role in determining how much child support you pay. For example, if a child spends one out of every five nights with you, then you may not have to pay child support at all. Additionally, there are very clear guidelines determining how much you should pay in child support, and under normal circumstances, these guidelines only deviate by 5 percent or less.

However, Florida does share some similarities with other states, particularly that there are various factors that can affect child support payments. These factors are the same as in many other states, and they include things like the income of parents, health insurance, education costs and more.

Simply put, child support can be very complex in Florida. Even if you have special circumstances, you may have a hard time getting the courts to sympathize or understand your case. It is in your best interests to consult with an attorney to help you gain a greater understanding of the law and how it will affect your child support agreement. Visit our webpage to learn how we can provide you with the legal assistance you need in order to get the support agreement you deserve.

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