How much child support will I have to pay? 2016-02-25T21:51:31+00:00

Florida has adopted a formula by statute that will determine how much child support you have to pay.  The factors that go into the formula are:

  1. Both parents’ incomes and any applicable deductions.
  2. Amounts spent on health insurance and child care.
  3. The amount of overnights the child spends with each parent.

Of course things are not always as simple as plugging in the numbers.  In some cases, a party can be imputed at a higher income than they actually receive.  In some cases, you must show a party makes more money than is noted on their tax returns because they own a business or because they are paid under the table.  In other cases, the amount of overnights a child spends with a given parent is not reflective of the amount of parenting time the parent is actually exercising.  Consulting with a lawyer can give you an idea of how rigid the child support guidelines will be applied in your case.  Below is a link that will take you to the worksheet and allow you to get an idea of the amount of child support you may have to pay.

How much child support will I pay/receive?