Naples Divorce Lawyer Russell Knight Discusses How Child Support Works in Florida

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

According to the Naples divorce lawyer, "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."

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The lawyer explains that Florida's child maintenance guidelines follow a certain formula. Each parent's share of child maintenance will be determined by their net monthly income. 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 Russell Knight points out the need to establish one's net worth before reducing child support. There are many deductions that can be taken from gross income. These deductions may include mandatory union dues (exclusion payments to cover minors), health insurance payments (exclusions payments for coverage), federal insurance contributions, and self-employment tax.

In the article, the lawyer says that parents who spend more time with their children can also be subject to deductions. This is a complicated formula and will vary depending on the parents’ situations.

Furthermore, 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.

Law Office of Russell Knight

1415 Panther Ln #218, Naples, FL 34109, United States

(239) 202-0455


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Law Office of Russell Knight
Russell D. Knight
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1415 Panther Ln #218, Naples, FL 34109, United States