Florida Child Support Guidelines Question
by Naomi from Panama City Beach, Florida, Bay County
OK, so my son's father and I are going through child support issues. We were never married. We are trying to do an uncontested Time sharing agreement.
My question is in Child support agreed upon between us or does the child support get calculated with the state child support schedule?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
Child support needs to be calculated according to the state guidelines. This is to protect you, the child's father, and most of all the child.
I've included the first paragraph from the instructions for that form and guidelines:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE
FORM 12.902(e), CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET (10/08)
You should complete this worksheet if child support is being requested in your case. If you know the income of the other party, this worksheet should accompany your financial affidavit.
If you do not know the other party’s income, this form must be completed after the other party files his or her financial affidavit, and serves a copy on you.
For more information download the Florida Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Form 12.902(e)
and read the full instructions.
Also, have a look at our Petition to Determine Paternity & Related Relief, Form 12.983(a)
page for more information.Notice:
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