Child Support Calculations in Florida
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How is child support calculated?
The court has a specific way of calculating child support and the final total is based on a variety of different factors.
The most important factors include:
- The income of both parents
- The number of children
- The amount of money each parent pays for monthly health insurance
- The amount of money each parent pays for monthly child care
The combined income of both parents equals their gross income subtracted from allowable deductions. Gross income can include wages, bonuses, alimony, and self-employment income – essentially anything that is either earned or unearned.
After the total of everything is added up, the court then divides the money between both parents based on their income. In many cases, the noncustodial parent is required to pay a higher amount of child support than the custodial parent.
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