A common misconception about child support is that support is based on how much a parent has “in the bank”.  In Florida, a parent’s assets generally have no impact on child support.  Instead, with few exceptions, child support is based on the net incomes of both parents.

The Florida Child Support Guidelines essentially base child support on four factors: (1) the number of children; (2) the income of both parents; (3) the number of overnights each parent has with their children in a year; (4) and the amount of qualified expenses that each parent pays directly for their children.

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