Under Florida law, children have the right to be financially supported by both parents. Courts base the determination of child support on the salary or income of both parents individually, the number of nights the child spends with the non-custodial parent, and other factors such as cost of daycare.
Most child support orders have an end date pursuant to Florida law. In general, most end dates fall on the eighteenth birthday of the child. Once the child turns eighteen, the child support order will terminate and the parent paying child support will no longer have to pay the order.