Child Support and Timesharing
Child Custody is now Parenting Plans and Time Sharing
Child Support and Time Sharing FAQ's
What is timesharing?
Timesharing is a new term for custody and is the time each parent has with his/her child(ren).
If I have equal timesharing with the other parent, do either of us have to pay child support?
The amount of child support depends on a number of factors, including the number of overnights each parent has with the child(ren), which parent pays health insurance for the child(ren), which parent pays for day care for the child(ren), whether a parent is receiving child support from another relationship, whether a parent is paying or receiving alimony in the current case or from a different case, and each parent’s net income.
Can I waive child support?
As a general rule, a parent cannot waive child support as it is the right of the child to be financially supported by his/her parents.
Is there a presumption of 50/50 timesharing in Florida?
Timesharing is determined based on factors presented in Florida Statute 61.13. It is important to know that the public policy of the State of Florida is for the child(ren) to maintain continuing and frequent contact with both parents.
If I am paying child support through the Department of Revenue, do I automatically obtain timesharing?
If the parents were never married, timesharing can only occur if the parties agree or if there is no agreement, a paternity action is filed in family court requesting a court order deeming the father to have legal rights over the child, which includes timesharing.