Since the child support law changes went into effect in 2011, there is a new Child Support Guidelines Worksheet that must be used. It is critical that you use the new form so that you use the correct formula when you calculate your Florida child support.
If you do not calculate the child support amount correctly, even a small difference can really add up over the years. A difference of $10 per month can add up to over $9,000.00 over your child's lifetime! So whether you are receiving or paying child support, the correct calculation is important.
The new worksheet includes these changes:
- No reduction for child care costs
- New amount table (they removed the lowest income levels)
- Notice that the substantial timeshare formula should be used if the lesser-time parent has at least 73 overnights each year
If you want a free Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, simply provide your email address and I'll send it to your inbox. I'll also include answers to the Top 5 Florida Child Supoprt Questions.