Tallahassee, FL asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: do i have to pay child support?

Wife and i are getting a nocontested divorce. we have kids. we are sharing custody 50/50. the kids stay with me every other day. I know that it florida child support is based off visitation with the other parent. If they live with me literally every other day, and every weekend does that mean i still would have to pay child support?

1 Lawyer Answer
Pamela J. Fero
Pamela J. Fero
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: When joint custody is involved and parenting time is equally divided, child support is determined primarily by the financial resources of the parents. Although it’s uncommon for no child support to be mandated, it can happen under certain conditions, such as if the custody is shared 50/50 and both parents have the same financial resources and income levels. Additionally, both parents must equally share the burden of expenses such as health insurance and childcare costs. Speak with a family law attorney to get more detailed information about custody and child support.

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