Child Support

In Florida, child support is based on a formula that incorporates the net income of both parents (imputing minimum wage if necessary to one spouse who has not worked or is unemployed), the amount of time-sharing by each parent and other factors such as health insurance and childcare. Child support may be awarded whether parents are divorcing or unmarried. A calculated pro-rated percentage will also be determined by this formula for any other additional expenses for the child (i.e. extracurricular activities, out of pocket medical expenses, camp, school/education-related expenses, etc...).

The amount of child support is always modifiable as well as non-taxable to the payee and non-deductible to the payor. We assist any clients who are already divorced with post-judgment modifications to increase or decrease child support payments. These post-judgment modifications to child support payments may be made in situations involving a substantial change in one party's circumstances (i.e. salary changes, changes in the needs of the child, and changes in health).

If child support is not being paid, the Law Offices of Laura S. Blackman, P.A. can assist you with petitioning the court to enforce the support orders as well as filing the appropriate documents for contempt.