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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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  1. 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.


  2. 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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