How is the amount of child support determined in Florida?

The amount of child support in Florida is determined by looking at the income of each parent, the number of overnights that each parent exercises, as well as some other expenses for the child such as daycare expenses, if there are any, any health insurance premiums that are paid on behalf of the child, and some other extra expenses that may be included, such as health insurance that the parents pay on their own, or if there's any mandatory retirement payments that the parents have to pay, or even if there's child support that the parents pay for other children.

Once we have all of that information, a qualified attorney can use that information and put together a child support guidelines worksheet, which is ultimately what tells you the exact amount of child support each month.