Miami, FL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: For income verification in my case, do I calculate my average weekly pay since my hours change from week to week?

I am the mother in the case and I have been caring for my daughter alone since she was born. The baby’s father has given me about $200 randomly the few times we have seen him in four months. I received financial assistance while pregnant and on un-paid maternity leave and now there is a child support case open. I am finally back at work full time this week, but have been doing only about 20 hours from home up until now and my job closes for the holidays and I don’t get paid 40 hours every week this month either. I am being asked for my present monthly income. Do I average what I made in the last month? Please let me know. Thank you !!!

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer

Rand Scott Lieber

  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Average your income over as long a period of time that you can but do not include the time that you were not working. If you know that you will go back to 40 hours in January then you need to tell that to the court.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.