Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties' income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature. But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?

Can I claim my child on my taxes?

In Florida, tax dependency designation between parents who are separated or divorced is commonly designated by agreement. However, Courts must require that exemption be conditioned upon payor being current in his or her support obligations.

Can child support payments be modified?

Yes. Florida law permits a modification in the amount of child support payments, provided that the party requesting for the modification shows that there is a substantial change in circumstances since the date of the order setting the amount.

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