According to Florida law, there is a statute that sets forth a formula, based on net monthly income, that must be used to determine each parent’s actual dollar share of child support:
According to (9) Each parent’s percentage share of the child support need shall be determined by dividing each parent’s net monthly income by the combined net monthly income.
And, in King v. King, 320 So. 3d 766 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2021) the court stated:
Section 61.30(9), Florida Statutes, provides the statutory formula which must be used to determine each parent’s actual dollar share.” Ondrejack, 839 So. 2d at 871. The child support guidelines first call for the trial court to calculate each parent’s gross monthly income. See Ervin v. Fla. Dep’t of Revenue, 152 So. 3d 1261, 1264 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014). The court must then determine each parent’s net monthly income by subtracting the statutorily specified deductions from their gross monthly income. See id. These deductions include “[f]ederal, state, and local income tax deductions,” among others. § 61.30(3)(a), Fla. Stat. (2018). After the court determines the parties combined monthly net income, it “then calculates each party’s percentage share of the child support need by dividing their net monthly income by the combined net monthly income.” Wilcox v. Munoz, 35 So. 3d 136, 139 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010).
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