Florida Child Support | Main factors in determining the amount

How a judge decides on how much a child support payment will be (child support award) will be determined by 3 main factors. Know your rights.

What are the main factors the court is supposed to consider when determining a child support award in Florida?

The determination of child support is usually a statutory formula that is primarily dependant upon: (1) the income of each parent; (2) the overnights that each parent will have with the children; and (3) certain expenses of the children that will be paid by each parent (such as health insurance expenses and day care expenses).  

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