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

Q: I have 4 children the father was only required to pay $55 a week. Why is that.

The court also ordered that the support be directly taken from his pay at least 8yrs ago but he still pay what he wants to pay. U really need help. With the price of living has a increasing raise.

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Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Licensed in Florida

A: In Florida child support is calculated pursuant to a mathematical formula in the law. It is based on the net incomes of each parent and the number of overnights with each parent. Child support is always modifiable until the children turn eighteen. Perhaps you can return to court for a modification? Some jurisdictions offer free help to pursue child support. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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