1. What determines whether I will get child support?
The Florida Child Support Guidelines are used to calculate which parent will pay child support based upon net incomes of both parties and the specific time-sharing schedule.
2. Can I request child support even if I do not meet the six-month residency requirement for a divorce in Florida?
Yes. Even if you have not met the requirements to get a divorce in Florida, you have a right to seek support for your children. Call our office or visit the Department of Revenue Child Support Office website at http.dor.myflorida.com to apply for services online or to find a local office that can assist you in applying for child support. You can also call (800) 622-KIDS (5437) to speak with a representative with the Department of Revenue.
3. Can I get temporary support while the divorce is still going on?
A judge has authority to enter a temporary order for time sharing and child support. This order ordinarily remains in place until a final parenting plan and child support order is entered.