Child support in Florida is based primarily on two things; One, the amount of time each parent spends with the child, as calculated from the time sharing arrangement in the Parenting Plan you and the other parent agreed to. And two, the income levels of the parents.
While support payments are not based on gender, it is very common for parents in Sarasota to decide that the child’s mother will provide for the primary housing needs and so forth, while the father houses the child less of the time.
This often leads to the appearance of a presumption that dads alone will have to pay, but it isn’t really true.
Child support calculations are complex in Florida, but the main facts used to develop a payment plan are the number of overnights the child spends with each parent.
As each parent’s duties with the child approach the 50-50% mark, child support expectations diminish to reflect the fact that the parents are maintaining two homes for the child.
Your gender is less important in child support calculations than you may think. Your role as a parent to your child is the primary factor in determining how best to support your child.
Call Melinda Delpech at (941) 308-7042 today for a free consultation with a Sarasota child support and custody attorney.