Asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: I am the non-custodian parent. I lost my job. How do I now calculate my basic child support obligation (in Florida)?

I believe it should be calculated as if I am making the State's minimum wage, correct? If so, should it be based on full-time work week, or part-time? In other words, how many hours per week should I use in my calculations?

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Sabina Tomshinsky
Sabina Tomshinsky
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Calculation will either be based on minimum wage calculated at 40 hours per week (full time employment) or they may impute your earnings during the last year or even further out, depending on the circumstances surrounding your job loss. You truly need to pursue a modification action right away. It would serve your interests to consult with an attorney so that the specifics of your case can be addressed. All the best.

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