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Florida support in reference to a divorce can be interpreted two different ways.

Florida support when referring to spousal maintenance or alimony, as it is commonly know, can be permanent or temporary. It can also be paid in a one time lump sum, division of assets, or in monthly installments.

Either way, there are several ways to minimize your Florida support burden. In order to take advantage of the system, you first must understand how the system really works.

Alimony in Florida is either agreed to by both parties or set at the discretion of your county judge in Family court, if the parties cannot come to an agreement.

Disposable income is a major factor in alimony. Disposable income is defined as your total income less taxes and necessary living expenses.

What income remains once your taxes and living expenses are paid is known as "disposable income".

It is the gap in disposable income between her disposable income and yours that will determine whether or not you pay alimony and how much.

Basically the larger the disposable income gap, the more you’ll pay. You want to do everything possible to reduce or even eliminate this gap.

There are right and wrong ways to accomplish this. It’s important that understand how the system works and use a proven strategy that is guaranteed to get you the results you want.

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Florida Support when referring to child support is a different matter. Unlike alimony, Child support is not up to the discretion of a judge, but calculated using guideline formulas.

Little is subject to interpretation, so your disposable income is not a factor.

Child support is calculated using a guideline formula based your income, her income, the number of children that you have, and the amount of time that you spend with the children each month.

Your expenses, her expenses, and the children's primary expenses are not factors when calculating Child Support in Florida..

It should be noted however that additional expenses such as day care and medical expenses are often added to the guideline support.

So for example, if your child needs medical treatment not covered by medical insurance, like braces, this medical expense will be in addition to your regular monthly support payments.

You’ll likely be on the hook for approximately half of these “additional” expenses too.

If parents agree to a child support amount without going to court, the judge will generally accept this agreed to child support amount.

Parents often reach agreements without court involvement. If however you and the mother of your child cannot agree on child support, a judge will use the Florida child support guidelines to determine your child support payment.

Whatever your Florida Support concerns; alimony or child support, you need have a strategy that will achieve the results you’re looking for.

You should do everything possible to minimize the support you’ll have to pay your wife and there are proven strategies to help you accomplish this.

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