When you have a child with another, child support becomes a major issue when the parents are no longer together. Often, the incomes of the parents are quite different. Children are expensive to raise, including housing, food, clothing, extracurricular expenses and school expenses. The list goes on and on. Child support in Florida takes into account things such as income, time spent with the child, insurance and daycare (to name a few) so that children are raised properly according to the income of the parties and their needs. Child Support is primarily based upon combined income percentages minus certain deductions for things such as taxes, mandatory retirement and health insurance for the payor. However, there are credits given to the payor for payments to the benefit of the child(ren) such as childcare and health insurance. To calculate this, Florida uses a Guidelines Worksheet to calculate child support. At the Law Offices of William S. Orth, P.A., contact us and we can help you to determine how much child support you are entitled to receive or have to pay if we have the financial information used in the Guidelines Worksheet.