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Modification of Child Support/child support guidelines

Cape Coral, FL |

For child support guidelines, are the costs if my ex wife's health insurance for herself &(not for the kids) included in the guidelines?

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Her health insurance premiums are not used in the actual child support guidelines, but she is able to deduct the cost when determining her net income.



Oh okay, so she gets a deduction for that plus any childcare she pays for right?

Gregory Thomas Buckley

Gregory Thomas Buckley


The amount of the childcare is one of the items used in the calculations.


Agree with counsel. I would add that if the modification request represents a significant increase/decrease over time (simply project the claimed decrease, or increase as the case may be, out over the period of time until the children reach majority -- basic formula subject to change, but at least it gives you an idea of where it could go), then it is ften cost-effective to get a local lawyer involved.

The lawyer can actually be a cost-effective safeguard.

Good Luck,

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