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 care costs, healthcare costs and uncovered medical expense costs – and a number comes out that tells you what child support will be.
But like many areas of the law that make it important to speak to a Florida child support attorney sometimes the court can “Deviate” from the child support guidelines for certain situations that the Florida statutes allow for specifically.