Is there a minimum child support amount in Florida that my ex-spouse should have to pay, whether or not they are working?

There is no minimum amount of child support. However, there is an expectation that each of the parties are going to contribute to the needs of the child. Where you have an unemployed spouse, you're going to want to look at why that spouse in unemployed, and there's a provision in our child support statute for imputation of income in the event the individual is voluntarily unemployed or voluntarily underemployed.

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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.