Child Support

Naples Child Support Attorneys

Protecting the Interests of Your Children

Child support an essential element in caring for your children after a divorce. In Florida, both parents are obligated to financially support their children. In most cases, the parent with whom the children spend most of their time will receive these payments to ensure the children’s needs are being met. At the Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. in Naples, our family law team will represent your case and fight for a child support order that is best for your children. Whether you are paying child support or receiving it, you can rely on us to obtain a resolution that is fair.

Reach out to our law office today online to request a case evaluation with a member of our team to learn more about your legal options.

How is Child Support Determined?

In Florida, there are several factors a judge will consider when determining child support.

Below are the factors used to calculate child support:

  • Each parent’s monthly net income: Florida uses the combined available income of both parents to assess their basic monthly obligation to the children.
  • The eligible children: The more children you have, the higher the support payments will be. However, only children under the age of 18, those who are in high school, or those who have special needs are eligible.
  • The time-sharing arrangement the parents have: The less time a parent spends with the children, the more child support increases. If you spend more time with them, however, the court presumes you are already supporting them enough and will lessen your payments.
  • Child care, dental, and medical costs: Unless your parenting plan addresses these costs separately, medical, child care, and dental costs will all be factored into your child support order.

Your child support order can also be modified if either parent’s financial circumstances change or if the children’s needs change.

Advocating for Your Child's Financial Well-Being

At Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A., we understand the importance of ensuring fair and accurate child support calculations to meet the financial needs of your children. Our experienced Naples child support attorneys are dedicated to advocating for your child's best interests and securing the financial support they deserve.

When determining child support, various factors are considered, including:

  • Both parents' incomes and earning capacities
  • The number of children involved
  • Childcare and healthcare expenses
  • Any special needs or extraordinary expenses

Our knowledgeable family law attorneys are well-versed in the child support guidelines in Florida and can provide you with the guidance you need to navigate this complex process. We will work diligently to ensure that all relevant factors are taken into account, so your child receives the support they need for their well-being.

By choosing our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Thorough understanding of child support laws and guidelines
  • Strong advocacy for your child's financial interests
  • Attention to detail in calculating child support obligations
  • Clear communication and guidance throughout the process

Don't wait to schedule your consultation with our experienced family law attorneys. We are ready to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the legal support you need to ensure fair and accurate child support calculations for your children.

Schedule a Case Evaluation with an Experienced Family Law Attorney Today!

If you share children with your former spouse, the family law team at the Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. in Naples can help you obtain a child support order that is fair and ensures your children receive the care they need. We know how important your children are to you and will provide the legal support you need to navigate your case.

Reach out to our law office today at (239) 309-2006 to set up a case evaluation with one of our experienced family law attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the maximum amount of money I can pay/receive in child support payments?

The maximum amount of money you can pay/receive in child support payments depends on a variety of factors. It is best to speak with an experienced family law attorney to determine how much you may owe or receive in your particular situation.

Do I have to go to court for my case involving child support?

If both parties agree on a parenting plan and other elements related to their case involving childcare, they may not need to appear in court. However, it is best that both parties consult with an experienced family law attorney prior to making any agreements or decisions regarding their case.

Are there any tax consequences associated with receiving/paying child support payments?

Yes. Depending on your individual situation, it is possible for one party to receive certain tax benefits while paying out taxes as part of another party's taxable income when receiving these payments.

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