How is the amount of child support determined in Florida?

The amount of child support is determined primarily based upon the parties' respective incomes and applying the child support guidelines. The court will also consider the time-sharing arrangement between the parties. In determining the actual support, the court can also deviate upward from the child support guidelines. For instance, if the children have gone to private school and camp and the parties have been able to afford these amenities for the children, that can be a basis for deviation, as well as extraordinary medical needs of the children.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.