In Florida, child support agreements are granted and modified through Family Court, a division of Circuit Court that handles domestic cases including divorce, child custody and time-sharing, child support, alimony, adoptions, and domestic violence in Florida.
Child Support Payments
Generally, child support payments are determined by a calculation using both parents’ income, the number of children, health insurance costs, day care expenses, and other relevant costs. Child support agreements can be modified only if there is a permanent, significant change –15% difference or $50 per month, whichever is greater– in one or more of the following:
Filing a Petition to Modify Child Support
Since the process will be effective on the date of filing and will not be paid in arrears. the parent seeking the modification should begin the process as soon as he or she has evidence of the significant change. These are the steps that the parent will need to take:
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 The 2019 Florida Statutes, Title VI; CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Chapter 61 DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SUPPORT; TIME-SHARING, 61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.30.html
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