Naples divorce attorney Russell Knight explains how child support works in Naples, Florida


Naples Divorce Attorney Russell Knight publishes a new article ( explaining how child support works in Naples, Florida. According to the attorney, Florida state law governs child support whether or not the parents are divorced.

“Florida allows the court to enter child support orders and provides guidelines on what child support orders must include. The law immediately provides that the courts have the power to award child support in an amount within the guidelines of section 61.30 of Florida law,” says the Naples divorce attorney.

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

Lawyer Knight says it is necessary to determine her net income before reducing child support. Several deductions may be allowed on the gross income. These include mandatory contributions, health insurance, exclusion payments for coverage of minors, federal insurance contributions or self-employment taxes.

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

According to attorney Russell Knight, other factors can cause child support to be reduced. This is the amount deducted for child care or health care. Due to either party’s health expenses, child support may be reduced. Additional bonds can be added for babysitting or childcare.

Attorney Knight also stresses the importance of having a knowledgeable attorney who can explain the complicated nature of Florida’s child support laws. A qualified attorney may be able to help clients understand their child support rights.

About Russell Knight Law Firm

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


For more information about the law firm of Russell Knight, contact the firm here:

Law Firm of Russell Knight
Russell D. Knight
(239) 202 0455
[email protected]
1415 Panther Ln #218, Naples, FL 34109, USA


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