Florida Child Support Calculator - Aaron Delgado & Associates

Florida Child Support Calculator

by Maria Indelicato
02/14/20 (Updated: 02/19/20)
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Our Florida Child Support Calculator will help you estimate how much money you might receive for child support in Florida. To use the calculator, simply answer each question as honestly as possible to receive the most accurate child support estimate for you and your unique family situation.

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How to Calculate Child Support in Florida

Use our above Florida Child Support Calculator to find out how much child support you may be able to receive for your unique circumstances.

To use the calculator, you’ll need to provide:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Total number of minor children the parents have together
  • Total monthly cost of child care for the child(ren)
  • Total monthly cost of health insurance for the child(ren)
  • Total monthly cost of medical, dental, and prescription medication for the child(ren) (not covered by insurance)
  • Monthly child care payments that have been made by each parent
  • Monthly healthcare payments that have been made by each parent
  • Other payments/credits that have been made by each parent for any medical, dental, and prescription medication for the child(ren) that were not covered by insurance and not ordered to be separately paid on a percentage basis

It’s imperative that you enter each amount honestly in order to receive the most accurate results. Once completed, you will see a total for the minimum child support obligation of each parent, according to the information you entered.

Calculating Child Support With Time-Sharing

If each parent sees the child(ren) for at least 20% of the year (73 nights), check the box below the minimum child support obligation field and fill in the number of nights the child(ren) stay(s) with each parent throughout the year. Once you’ve entered 365 days worth of time-sharing, you will see your updated total of how much child support each parent may be obligated to pay.

Your Child Support Results

The results you receive from our Florida Child Support Calculator are entirely based upon the information you provide in each field of the calculator. If any information is different when you pursue child support, or if there are additional factors considered by the court, you will likely receive a different outcome.

If you have questions about your results and are considering or currently pursuing child support in Florida, give us a call at 386-222-6677 to schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida child support attorney.

Florida Child Support FAQs

Curious about child support in Florida? Our Florida child support lawyers have put together this helpful list of commonly asked questions about child support. If you don’t see your question below or would like more information, call our office at 386-222-6677 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Florida child support lawyer.

How much is child support in Florida?

Child support is determined after careful consideration of the income of each parent, the amount of time the child spends in each parent’s home, and the child’s expenses for food, shelter, and medical care. The court may take other factors into consideration as well. The only way to be certain of how much child support you will receive is to file an order for child support and see the legal process through to the end. In the meantime, you can use our Florida Child Support Calculator to get an estimate of how much child support you may be able to receive due to your specific circumstances.

When does child support start?

Child support typically starts on the date the order for child support is filed. Child support is not retroactive beyond that date. If you’re considering filing for child support in Florida, don’t wait. Call us today at 386-222-6677 so we can help you get your order filed as soon as possible.

When does child support end in Florida?

In Florida, child support ends when a child turns 18 or 19 if the child is still in high school and is reasonably expected to graduate from high school before their 19th birthday. However, child support may be extended if the child is disabled and unable to provide support for themselves after they turn 18.

What does child support cover?

Child support laws were created to ensure that the non-custodial parent’s money is actually being used for the benefit of the child. While child support is typically intended to cover a child’s basic needs and expenses, exactly how the funds are allocated will typically be left to the custodial parent. The custodial parent may decide to spend the child support payments directly on food and other items specifically for the child, or they may choose to combine the child support payments with their other household funds in order to pay for rent, utilities, or purchase groceries and other essential items for the family.

What can a child support lawyer do?

A Florida child support lawyer can help you file for child support, request a modification of child support, and navigate any situation in which you are not receiving child support as ordered by the court. At Aaron Delgado & Associates, our child support attorneys know what the courts will be looking for to determine if and how much you may be able to receive for child support. We are highly experienced in handling attempts from the non-custodial parent and their attorney to lower the amount of child support they will have to pay each month. If you’re in need of a child support lawyer in Florida who has your and your child’s best interests at heart, give us a call at 386-222-6677 to schedule your initial consultation.

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