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In ordering child support, the Court will consider the net income of the parties, the number of children of the parties, the costs of health insurance for the minor child(ren), daycare costs and the number of overnights the minor child(ren) spend with the parents.

If necessary, the Court will impute income to a parent if that parent is not working full-time or not working up to their earning potential. Some factors a court will consider when imputing income to a parent is their work history, past earnings, job skills and current availability of employment for their skills and education.

Child support cannot be avoided as Florida law requires both parents to support their child(ren). A calculation is used in determining the amount of child support awarded based upon the factors discussed.

Schedule your free telephone consultation with Attorney Maria J. Patullo to discuss your case and to learn your options. Call today (561) 252-2270

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