Florida child support calculator

How does Florida set child support? By a Florida child support calculator. Here is a helpful link to a calculator: Florida Child Support Calculator Unlike alimony (which currently has no calculator in Florida), child support is figured out by a statutory equation. It’s a an equation that you put in some variables: net income, overnights, child […]

What if I need support, but I don’t want a divorce?

Sometimes when parties are married they choose for whatever reason not to proceed forward with a divorce but they still separate. As there is no legal separation in Florida, one method used is to file an action called “support unconnected with a divorce” in order to receive support without filing for the divorce. This is […]

Can a child make their parents pay?

The Curious Case of Rachel Canning In early March 2014, an 18 year-old New Jersey native, Rachel Canning, brought suit against her parents in order to compel them to pay for her private school tuition and future college costs. According to official reports, Rachel had left home after refusing to abide by the “rules of […]

MLB Paternity List

MLB Paternity List Many fans of America’s favorite past time were surprised to hear about this when it first surfaced in the news in early 2014 – I know this author was – but it’s true, Major League baseball has a “Paternity List” which allows players to lawfully leave a team when their spouse is in […]

What is paternity?

What is Paternity? A paternity proceeding may be brought by any woman, married or unmarried, who is pregnant or who has given birth, by the state if the mother has received public assistance for the child, by a child, or by any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a […]

Child Support Calculation

  What is the formula for Child Support? Well, that’s easy —> CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATOR But let’s break it down a little bit …The determination of child support payments is often an issue of available resources, and can include wage and salary income, compensation for personal services, interest, dividends, royalties, self-employment and rental income. Hmmm… […]

Time sharing Statute Florida

Time-sharing is governed by caselaw and Florida Statute 61.13, which states as follows: (3) For purposes of establishing or modifying parental responsibility and creating, developing, approving, or modifying a parenting plan, including a time-sharing schedule, which governs each parent’s relationship with his or her minor child and the relationship between each parent with regard to his […]