In Florida all parents must contribute to the support of their minor child(ren). A minor child is defined as a child who has not yet reached majority (18 years old). If however, the child is 18 but is still in high school, than child support can be extended until either high school graduation or the child’s 19th birthday; whichever occurs first.
Child support in Jacksonville is based upon the Florida Child Support Guidelines and the net income of both parents. It is based solely upon income and parent’s expenses or cost of living is never considered. Parents CANNOT legally waive child support. Child support is a right of the child, thus not a right of parents who can choose to waive them. Therefore, in every case where there are minor children, child support must be determined.
For more information regarding Child Support in Jacksonville, Florida, contact a Jacksonville Child Support Attorney today.