Child support is meant to cover expenses related to raising a child, including food, shelter, clothing, education, healthcare, and more. In most cases, it is paid by the non-custodial parent to the parent with majority custody.
Child support is calculated pursuant to Florida’s child support guidelines, as set forth in Florida Statute.
Child support payments will depend on:
- The parent’s income.
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent.
- The child’s special needs, if any.
- The child’s Daycare costs.
- The child’s summer camp costs.
- The child’s medical and health expenses.
- Tax considerations, both state and federal.
The Courts may take into consideration the cost of private school if it was customary and reasonable.