Changes made this year to Florida's child support laws may be of special interest to some fathers. The new law states that fathers who have less overall visitation time with their children but a minimum of 20 percent of overnight visits could be entitled to a reduction in their payments. This amount is determined by a sliding scale set by statute as outlined in the new law.
Before this significant change was made, a reduction in child support payments would only be granted to fathers who had a minimum of 40 percent overnights with their children. This will greatly benefit fathers who have less overtime nights but are still in financial need of a reduction in their payments.
There are other significant changes in the new law that fathers should also make themselves aware of. For example, if a parent must be pay child support for more than one child, each order must include a termination date for the amount of support, and the reduction of this payment with that ending date.
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