Naples Divorce Lawyer Russell Knight Explains How Child Support Works in Naples, Florida

Naples divorce lawyer Russell Knight releases a new article ( explaining how child support works in Naples, Florida. According to the lawyer, Florida state law governs child maintenance regardless of whether parents are divorced or not.

"Florida allows the court to enter child support orders and provides some guidelines of what child support orders must include. The statute immediately instructs that the courts have the power to award child support in an amount pursuant to guidelines in Florida Statute Section 61.30," says the Naples divorce lawyer.

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The lawyer explains that Florida's child support guidelines follow a specific formula. To determine the amount of child maintenance, each parent's percentage of the child support will be determined by the combined net monthly income. This means that if one parent has less than 20% of the overnights, then that would be the percentage of the child support that the non-custodial parent has to pay.

Attorney Knight says that it is necessary to determine one's net income before reducing child support. There are several deductions that may be allowed from gross income. These include mandatory dues, health insurance, exclusion payments for coverage of minors, federal insurance contributions, or self-employment taxes.

The Florida divorce lawyer says that parents who have increased parenting time with their children can also be subject to deductions. The formula is complicated and can vary depending on the situation. There may also be other expenses that can offset the child support.

According to attorney Russell Knight, there may be other factors that can cause child support to be reduced. This is the amount deducted for child care or health care. Due to the health care expenses of either party, child support can be reduced. Additional obligations can be added for daycare or child care.

Attorney Knight also emphasizes the importance of having a competent lawyer who can explain the complicated nature of Florida's child support laws. A skilled lawyer may be able to help clients understand their rights when it comes to child maintenance.

About The Law Office of Russell Knight

The Law Office of Russell Knight was established in 2009 by the divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the numerous articles personally written by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed lawyer throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a legal practice in both states and employs an entire staff of paralegals and attorneys in the two states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (239) 202-0455.


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