Naples Child Support Attorneys

Understanding Florida's Child Support Guidelines

With more than 75 years of combined family law experience, our attorneys at Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. have assisted countless parents in establishing parental time sharing and child support. In Florida, a parenting plan encompasses all children's issues, including child support. While the details of the parenting plan help determine the child support amount, it is largely determined by a statutorily driven formula.

Some elements of Florida's child support formula include:

  • The income of both parties
  • Time sharing
  • The number of children
  • Medical and hospitalization insurance
  • Day care expenses
  • Educational expenses
  • Other extraordinary expenses

While the statute will determine the child support amount, our knowledgeable attorneys will consider any other relevant factors that have an impact. Keeping your child's best interests in mind at all times, we will help ensure that the child support determination is also fair under the law.

Depending on the lifestyle your child or children currently enjoy, the court may approve a deviation from the standard child support guidelines in an amount up to 5 percent. If warranted, and with substantial supporting evidence, a further deviation may be approved.

Naples Lawyers Handling Child Support Modifications

At Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A., we also have significant experience assisting parents with child support and parenting plan modifications, which are always modifiable based on a substantial change in circumstances.

For a confidential discussion with one of our knowledgeable child support lawyers serving the Naples-Marco Island area, call 239-262-3377 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.