Naples Divorce Attorney Russell Knight Explains How Child Support Works in Florida
April 14, 2022 at 16:08
Naples divorce attorney Russell Knight releases a new article (https://divorceattorneynaplesfl.com/child-support/) describing how child support works in Florida. According to the lawyer, Florida state law governs how child maintenance works 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 attorney.
The lawyer explains that Florida's child support guidelines follow a specific formula. To determine the amount of child maintenance, the net monthly income will determine each parent's share. This means that if one parent does not have 20% of the overnights, then that would be the percentage of the child support that the non-custodial parent has to pay.
Attorney Knight points out 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 deductions include mandatory union dues, health insurance payments (exclusion payments for coverage of minors), federal insurance contributions, and self-employment tax.
The Florida divorce lawyer says that parents who have had more time with their children can also be subject to deductions. The formula for this is complicated and can vary depending on the situation. The expenses may offset the child support.
Attorney Knight also mentions some reasons why child support may 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.
Lastly, attorney Knight emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer who may be able to help explain the complexities of child support in Florida. Having an experienced lawyer may be able to help the client understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support.
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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