child support in collier county, florida

How Does Child Support Work in Naples, Florida?

Whether you’re divorcing and were never married Florida state law controls how child support works in Naples, Florida.  Florida Statute Section 61.13(1) allows the court to enter child support orders and provides some guidelines of what child support orders must include. The statue immediately instructs that the courts have the power to award child support…

Income in a Collier County Divorce

My Spouse Refuses To Work In My Naples, Florida Divorce. What Do I Do?

When calculating alimony the courts first test is to compare the party’s need with the other party’s ability to pay.  Both of these amounts are largely determined by the parties’ incomes.  When one of the parties has a drastic change in income during the divorce proceedings (and this happens all the time) the other party will…

Age and Divorce in Collier County

How Does My Age Affect My Naples, Florida Divorce?

Elderly or grey divorces are becoming more and more common. Age can be a factor in Florida divorces insofar as it impacts alimony. Obviously, it is more likely for an older person to qualify for statutorily mandated permanent maintenance because it is more likely that an older person has been in a 17+ year marriage. Age…