Florida parents who make or receive monthly child support payments may be wondering whether or not they qualify for a modification to an existing child support order. This modification can be very helpful when there is a change in a parent's financial circumstances.
Under Florida law, a court can order either parent to pay child support to the other parent or both parents to pay child support to a third party having custody of the child. In most instances, payments are made until the child turns 18 years old. Courts may also require parents to provide health insurance for the child.