Children: Support Information Center
PALM BEACH DIVORCE RESOURCE: CHILD SUPPORT
Florida law is simple: if there are children, child support will be an issue upon divorce. Child support is primarily set by a state imposed calculation that is based primarily on (1) the income of each parent and (2) the number of annual overnights each parent will spend with their children following a divorce. An estimated child support calculator can be assessed by clicking: Child Support Calculator.
Below are answers to some of the commonly asked questions that West Palm Beach area family law attorneys commonly receive related to child support issues. Clicking on the links to the questions below will provide a detailed answer. Please note that information related to timesharing (custody) of children is a related but separate issue that can be found here.
- What are the "Florida Child Support Guidelines" that judges use to calculate child support in Florida?
- Does Florida law allow me to make an agreement with my spouse to not pay child support for my children?
- What is included in my income for purposes of calculating child support using the Florida Child Support Guidelines?
- Are gifts I receive from my parents considered income for purposes for determining child support using Florida's Child Support Guidelines?
- What deductions from my income does a Florida judge consider when determining my income for purposes of determining child support using Florida's Child Support Guidelines?
- Are there any limits to child support in Florida? What if my income is very high or my spouse just does not need the money?
- How is child support affected if there is already support being paid for a child from another relationship?
- Can the judge require my spouse to obtain life insurance to secure their child support obligation in the event they die before my child is an adult?
For more information on child-support related matters, call (561) 844-1200 to arrange a consultation with a Nugent Zborowski & Bruce child support attorney.