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Will I Have To Pay Child Support In My Florida Divorce?

NEW TAMPA FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

Both parents are responsible for supporting their children financially through the payment of child support.  This responsibility continues until a child is eighteen (18) years of age, marries, becomes emancipated from his or her parents, joins the armed forces, or dies.

 

The issue of child support has several aspects including, but not limited to, which parent is responsible for paying child support, the amount of child support that must be paid and how the child support payment is to be made.

 

In Florida, the amount of child support that must be paid is not meant to be a point of negotiation between the parties. Rather, child support is governed by guidelines and is calculated using a formula.  The child support formula is are based upon factors such as the amount of child support that must be paid given the income of each parent, the number of children involved, and the amount of overnights that the children have with each parent.

 

Though the amount of child support to be paid is determined during the divorce proceedings and is set forth in the final judgment, this does not necessarily mean that this amount cannot be changed.  If there has been a substantial change in circumstances it is possible to request that the amount of child support be adjusted by the court.

 

If you are facing child support issues, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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