CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
Child support in Florida refers to the ongoing financial obligation parents have to provide for the financial needs of their child or children. It is a legal obligation typically determined during divorce, or paternity proceedings and is intended to ensure that children receive the necessary financial support from both parents.
Here are some key aspects of child support in Florida:
Child support in Florida is calculated based on the state’s child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account various factors, including the income of both parents, the number of children, the amount of overnights the child spends with each parent, health insurance costs, and childcare expenses.
In Florida, child support generally continues until the child reaches the age of 18. However, if the child is still attending high school on their 18th birthday, support may continue until the child graduates or turns 19, whichever comes first. In certain circumstances, such as when a child has a disability, child support may continue beyond the age of 18