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  • How is Child Support Calculated?

    In Florida, the amount of child support is determined by the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.
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  • Adjusting/Deviating the Amount

    The judge has the ability to consider your unique situation and vary the child support amount plus or minus 5 percent. Additionally, the amount of child support can be adjusted using...
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  • Nonpayment of Child Support

    Those unable to collect have options like wage garnishment and contempt. Those unable to pay may use the defense of inability to pay. 
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Duration of Child Support

In Orlando, Tampa and throughout Florida, child support will typically end when the child turns 18, unless the parents previously agreed to a later date. However, in some instances child support may continue after the child turns 18. Likewise, a court may sometimes end child support before the child turns 18.

  • College Expenses

    In Florida, parents are not required to pay for a child’s college expenses. This means that no case law or judge can order you to pay for college expenses. Although parents are not required by law to pay for a child’s college expenses, parents are still free to contract with each other to provide for college and graduate school expenses in a settlement agreement. Such agreements are legally binding and enforceable by the general principles of contract law. 

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