With so many Floridians unemployed or underemployed due the downturn in the economy, the question of what is income in Florida family law cases is important.  Florida statutes define income to be any form of payment to an individual, regardless of source, including, but not limited to: wages, salary, commissions and bonuses, compensation as an independent contractor, worker’s compensation, disability benefits, annuity and retirement benefits, pensions, dividends, interest, royalties, trusts, and any other payments, made by any person, private entity, federal or state government, or any unit of local government.

If you are involved in an Orange County family law matter in which one of the parties is receiving a non-traditional source of income, you must discuss this issue with your qualified Orange County family law attorney.  He or she will ensure that all income sources will be considered when computing support for you or your children.  If you have not chosen an experienced family law lawyer to represent your interests, contact Family Law of Orlando by email or by calling (407) 835-9900 to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Wade P. Luther.  Our offices are conveniently located just minutes from downtown Orlando and the Orange County Courthouse.