Most people in Florida understand there is something called child support. But some of you do not know how the calculations work. You might be surprised that a father of four pays less child support as compared to a father of one. But you do not have to worry about this, Arturo R. Alfonso is here in Miami to help you in interpreting the Florida child support guidelines.
The reason for differences in the amount of child support is that each state has its guidelines for calculating child support. The child support laws in Florida are based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines which are updated annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Florida Statute 61.30 guides the judge on the number of contributions of the parties based on how many children are involved as well as other factors such as income and assets owned by each parent.
Let’s have a look at the steps followed in determining the amount of child support by each parent
1. The Financial Affidavit
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Whenever there is a disagreement about child support in a divorce case, the parties are asked to fill out a financial affidavit. This form asks for detailed information about each person’s income. If you earn less than $50000 a year then you will fill out form 902(b), however, if your income is more than $50,000 you will have to fill 902 (c).
When filling out these forms, it can be very helpful to have an attorney who knows how to interpret them correctly and can explain any issues that may arise as well as provide legal advice on how best to proceed with your divorce case.
2. The Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Florida child support guidelines are used to determine how much money a parent will pay towards their child’s expenses. The guidelines are based on the net income of each parent, and the number of children in the past relationship.
The first step is to determine the net income of both parties and then add it up. After that, it is easy to console the Florida child support guidelines. The guideline will determine the amount each party will contribute to child support based on the number of children sired together.
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3. Other Expenses
Child support is not only about paying for the necessities of raising a child, such as food and clothing. It also includes other expenses like insurance, school fees, and other costs that arise during raising a child. The Florida guidelines propose that these expenses be shared equally between both parents. Another option is that one parent should pay one of the expenses while the other pays another cost.
You need to agree although the court must approve it so in case of anything they will come through to assist in the dispute
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