Modifying Child Support in Florida

Little girl painting name on paper at desk in classroomIn Florida, a child support order amount is based on the income of both parents and the needs of the child. It specifies how much support should be paid, when it should be paid, who pays support and who receives support. There maybe occasions when the child support order needs modifying to meet the current needs of the parents and child.

The following situations are considered legitimate reasons to review the child support order:

  • Your current child support order does not end for 6 months or more,
  • Your support order has not been changed or reviewed in the last 3 years,
  • You can show a significant life change such as an increase or decrease in income or a change in the child’s needs such as the child becomes disabled,
  • You need to add or remove a child from the order,
  • You need to extend the time child support needs to be paid (example: your child is still in high school)
  • You need to add, increase or remove medical support from the order

If you are seeking to change your court-ordered child support agreement for any reason, you should seek the advice of a knowledgeable Florida child support lawyer, as these cases can be complex. A family lawyer like D’Lugo and DeFlora can walk you through the procedures that affect your family life including child custody, alimony, and child support. Don’t wait, call us today at 407.870.5551 or


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