The following example input screens are provided to show you the full potential of this web service before you request a promotion or purchase a subscription. We believe you will find this service to be comprehensive and complete in its intuitive design, efficiency, power, and ability to provide the most accurate child support calculations within the State of Florida.

Table of Contents

  1. Case Worksheet Form
  2. Case & Party Information Form
  3. Summary Obligation Analyses Screen
  4. Merged / Streamlined 1-Step Form
  5. Individual & Complex Child Arrangement Form
  6. Gross-to-Net Adjustment Forms

The Accurate Family Support (AFS) web service will determine child support for any situation of visitation, custody, or complex mixed arrangements. At the very least, two input forms are required to be filled out in their entirety. The case worksheet and the case and party information, which are shown first below. Then an obligation analysis can be printed.

Case Worksheet Form

In its most simple form, Florida child support is based on the net incomes of both parents, along with any day care, health and dental insurance and expenses not paid by insurance but paid by each parent, the total number of children between the parents, and the visitation or split residence arrangement. AF$ allows you to enter any number of worksheets. Each worksheet has this essential information built into the following example form:

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Case & Party Information Form

The other minimum required input screen is the Case Information form. It is designed to enter general information about the case, as well as, information about the partis in the case. This information flows through to the child support analysis reports that can be presented to an attorney or the judge in your case.

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Summary Obligation Analyses Screen

Once the case worksheet and information screens are completed, you can perform a child support summary analysis. It is not an input form. It shows the calculations that pertain to your situation based on your inputs in the worksheet and complex forms.

There are seven methods in total. The first two are based on legislative statutory law for standard and substantial time-sharing arrangements, the next four are based on appellate precedential case law for split residential arrangements, and the last one is for complex mixed arrangements based on statutory law. White methods are valid good calculations that fit your situation and red analysis don't. Clicking on the details button next to the white valid analysis will bring up the analysis report for that analysis method.

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Merged / Streamlined 1-Step Form

Child support obligations are logically defined into four major areas: (i) case and party information, (ii) state statute net income-to-obligation values, (iii) gross-to-net incomes and deductions, and, (iv) individual children's needs required for the IWO and addendum. AFS provides a screen for each area, as shown below.

However, working with attorneys, magistrates, and judges, we have merged nearly every field and input into a single flowing screen. We call that screen "1-Step". The 1-Step screen is a single ultra-fast ultra-streamlined screen with nearly every field required to start or update a worksheet to achieve the final monthly obligation as fast as possible. Starting a new case and retrieving an accurate obligation shall only take a few minutes with 1-Step.

A miniaturized example of 1-Step is below:

Case
use autocomplete for a list, usually YYYY-DR-XXXXXX
use autocomplete for a list
in format: YYYY-MM-DD
Date of Legal Separation or Custody Action Filed
in format: YYYY-MM-DD
Original Wedding Date or leave BLANK if never married
Parties
PETITIONERRESPONDENT
primarily for IWO
format: 12345 or 12345-4321
primarily for IWO; only the last four digits
Gross-to-Net Dependents, Incomes, and Deductions (Monthly)
Dependents (court ordered or at year end)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
3Under the age of 17.
0Ages of 18 or 19, or dependent college student under 24.
0Allowable "permanently and totally disabled" persons.
Incomes (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
14917.00Wages, salaries, tips, etc. (all added W2s), enter zero (0) for none.
1000.00Or loss (-), self-employed or consultant (1099‑MISC), operated a business, or a sole proprietor (Schedule C or C‑EZ).
0.00Or loss (-), sold a capital assest, such as a stock or bond (Form 8949 and Schedule D).
0.00IRAs, pensions, annuities (Box 1 of 1099‑R).
0.00Rentals, royalties, partnerships, S corporations, trusts, etc. (Schedule E).
0.00or loss (-), farm (Schedule F).
0.00Social security benefits (receipts) received value from the Parent's combined Box 5 of Forms SSA‑1099 and RRB‑1099.
0.00i.e. Combat Zone Pay, BAH, BAS. Income that excludes the Federal Income Tax deduction, but includes FICAs and may qualify for credits, i.e., EITC.
0.00Income that excludes all taxation, i.e., governmental subsidies like welfare, food stamps, etc.
0.00all other income, or loss (-), not listed above, i.e., taxable interest, dividends, and unemployment compensation (1099‑G).
Allowable Federal IRS Deductions (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
0.00Self-employment qualified plans, or self-employment health insurance deduction.
0.00Penalty on early withdrawal of savings (1099‑INT or 1099‑OID).
0.00Traditional IRA contributions under the age 70.5 years old.
0.00Student loan interest paid that year.
0.00Student tuition and fees for self, spouse, or dependents paid that year (Form 8917).
0.00All other deductions, or loss (-), not listed above, i.e., qualified educator expenses, reservists, or performing artists expenses (Form 2106 or 2106‑EZ), health-savings account, moving expenses for job or business, or domestic production (Form 8903).
Other Allowable Federal IRS Deductions and Expenses (1040 Schedules A and C) (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
0.00All accrued self-employed or business expenses.
0.00Accrued medical and/or dental expenses paid.
0.00Personal property tax paid.
0.00Personal mortgage interest paid, include Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) premiums also, Form 1098.
0.00Accrued cash or check donations to charities, i.e., churches, community, etc. (501(c)(3)).
0.00Unreimbursed employee expenses, i.e., job travel, education, etc., do NOT include union dues.
Child Day Care and Dependent Care Expenses (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
400.00i.e., day care for children under 13.
Alimony or Spousal Support (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
1200.00All spousal or alimony support received only. Do not include any child support received.
1200.00All spousal or alimony support paid out for all previous or current marriage(s) only. Do not include any child support paid.
Allowable State Deductions (Florida §61.30) (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
0.00Out-of-state or local income tax payment (+) or refund (-).
0.00Federal insurance contributions paid.
0.00Mandatory union dues.
0.00Mandatory retirement payments.
0.00Health insurance payments, excluding the minor child.
0.00Court-ordered child support that is actually paid.
Click to Proceed
Click Here:Calculate Gross-to-Net
Incomes & Generate Children
Necessary Click After Above Complete.
State Guidelines (Monthly)
PETITIONERRESPONDENTTOTAL
12835.86per month.
400.00per month.
600.00per month.
0.00per month.
per month, social security or trust income directed towards and for the benefit of the child(ren).
1095.00per year.
AND / OR
3all year.
Children (Monthly)
just the first name or initials of the 1st child.
required for IWO, especially if different then the Father's.
format: YYYY-MM-DD
primarily for split; for this 1st child only.
per year, for this 1st child only.
per year, for this 1st child only.
per year, for this 1st child only.
per year, for this 1st child only.
per year, for this 1st child only and fill only one of the two.
just the first name or initials of the 2nd child.
required for IWO, especially if different then the Father's.
format: YYYY-MM-DD
primarily for split; for this 2nd child only.
per year, for this 2nd child only.
per year, for this 2nd child only.
per year, for this 2nd child only.
per year, for this 2nd child only.
per year, for this 2nd child only and fill only one of the two.
just the first name or initials of the 3rd child.
required for IWO, especially if different then the Father's.
format: YYYY-MM-DD
primarily for split; for this 3rd child only.
per year, for this 3rd child only.
per year, for this 3rd child only.
per year, for this 3rd child only.
per year, for this 3rd child only.
per year, for this 3rd child only and fill only one of the two.

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Individual & Complex Child Arrangement Form

Complex time-sharing or split custody arrangements allow for different children to have different mixed arrangements between the parents. For instance, John is the oldest who mainly lives with dad, while Alice lives with mom, but the youngest is nearly equally split between both parents. The Complex Worksheet allows you to enter the specifics of each child no matter how complex.

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Gross-to-Net Adjustment Forms

Many times the parties don't exactly know their net incomes. However, they know their salaries or gross incomes, those incomes prior to federal, state, and social security (FICA) taxes. The following set of screens show that AF$ aids in entering and calculating that information to get an accurate net income for each party. Those net incomes then give accurate child support obligations.

The gross-to-net adjustments screen first shows a summary of those calculations for each party side-by-side. To enter that information for each party, enter either the quick or detailed forms for that party.

The Detailed Gross Adjustment form allows you to enter nearly any type of gross information for that party, including different types of dependents, business and capital incomes, etc., and business, personal, self-employment, and tuition deductions, etc., as well as alimony income and payments and daycare expenses.

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