If you are separating or divorcing from your partner and you share children, it’s important to understand what to expect when the topic of child support arises.
Florida follows the “Income Share Model” that requires both parents to financially support their children. Courts estimate the amount parents would spend on children if the family remained intact and living in one household, then divide this amount between the parents based on their incomes.
Except in rare cases, this leaves one parent owing child support payments to the other parent. Here’s how you can determine what you may pay toward child support in the future. (more…)