A fact of Florida family law is that if children are involved, there almost certainly will be child support. Even in cases where parents have a 50/50 time-sharing schedule, child support is oftentimes warranted.
Florida Statutes section 61.30 sets out a formula to calculate child support that takes into account the incomes of each party, the amount of time the child spends with each parent, health insurance costs, and other costs.
And Family Law Software as created an iPhone and Android App which can give you an idea of how much child support you should expect to pay or receive.
It’s a pretty simple app that is easy to use and understand for either a lay person or a lawyer.
Keep in mind the actual amount of child support that you agree to or that is ordered may be different than the amount shown by the calculator, as you may not have complete information about income or the amount of time-sharing with each parent, and Florida Statutes also lists factors which may make it appropriate to deviate from the presumptive amount.