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How Are Child Support Payments Determined?

Child support is a payment that is made on a regular basis in order to benefit a child after the dissolution of a marriage. The State of Florida expects that divorced parents will continue to be the primary source of financial support for their dependent child, and that both parents will share this responsibility. Palm Beach County child support attorneys must deal with how best to handle child support payments in any divorce case involving minor, dependent children.

Florida statutes concerning the dissolution of marriage include detailed guidelines for determining the proper amount of child support each parent is expected to pay. Child support payments include health insurance premiums, as well as division of uncovered medical and dental expenses for each dependent child. Child support calculations are based upon many financial factors, including the following kinds of income:

  • Salary, wages, bonuses and commissions
  • Disability and workers comp payments
  • Business income such as profits from self-employment and partnerships
  • Social security, pension and retirement benefits
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Rental income
  • How many overnights each parent is allocated with the children

Payments may even take into account special needs, such as private school tuition, extracurricular activities and other lifestyle costs. An experienced, reputable Boca Raton child support law firm can help gather and analyze financial data to ensure that clients receive the child support they deserve.

At Feldman & Schneiderman, P.L., we work hard to obtain an optimal child support arrangement so you have peace of mind that you can properly care for your child. In the event you do not receive your child support payments as agreed, we will employ all legal means necessary to enforce the terms of the child support agreement.