The amount of child support in Florida is determined by statute. That statute requires that the amount of income of the payor and the payee be combined. There’s also the combination of the amount of contact that both parents have with the child or children. Also included in the formula is any health insurance costs for the child or children, as well as any day care costs for the child or children.
The numbers are plugged into a formula, and that’s how the child support amount is derived.