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Your Advocates

Fort Myers Child Support Lawyer

Need a skilled attorney in Fort Myers? Call (239) 970-6844.

Close up of a hand holding 100 dollar bills.It can be difficult to determine the amount of child support that may be fair in your case. At Your Advocates, we are proud to offer outstanding representation and dedicated legal counsel to clients who are seeking favorable resolutions to their child support cases. Our Fort Myers child support attorneys represent mothers, fathers, and legal guardians throughout Fort Myers, ready to protect the rights of individuals and families that are navigating divorce or child support cases.

Why choose a Fort Myers child support attorney from our firm?

  • We are backed by over 70 years’ collective experience
  • Our team crafts tailored strategies for each unique case
  • We will not rest until your case is satisfactorily resolved
  • Our attorneys deliver direct. one-on-one service

If you choose to retain our team, Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., we will take the time to get to know you and your case. In this way we can develop a personalized strategy to benefit you and your family. If you need legal assistance, look no further than our child support attorney in Fort Myers. Se habla espanol.

Contact us to request your free consultation. Our Fort Myers child support lawyers offer services in Spanish!

How Is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

Some of the many factors that go into determining child support include:

  • The income of both of the parents
  • Any marital contracts that outline child support
  • Already existing child custody orders
  • Childcare needs
  • Parenting plans
  • Outstanding or ongoing support payments from previous marriages
  • Health insurance

Is Child Support Based on Gross or Net Income in Florida?

Child support in Florida is based on the parents’ combined net incomes (gross income minus allowable deductions).

Do You Have To Pay Child Support if You Have 50/50 Custody in Florida?

Under Florida law, one parent is required to provide child support, regardless of the custody arrangement. Even if both parents share 50/50 custody of the child, it is unlikely that each parent’s total monthly expenses are exactly the same and that their salaries are identical. In determining which parent will pay child support, Florida family courts consider several factors, with annual income being one of the most important.

Contact Our Fort Myers Child Support Attorneys Today!

At our family law office, we understand that no two cases are the same, and the path to justly resolving a child support matter will vary according to the specific circumstances in each client’s case. Our child support lawyer in Fort Myers uses an individualized approach to each case. Whether you are looking to obtain child support or make a permanent or temporary modification to an existing child support order, you can rely on our office.

Call (239) 970-6844 today for your free consultation and discover how our Fort Myers child support attorney can help you. Se habla Español.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • Diana Castrillon
    Diana Castrillon Attorney
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

  • Diana Castrillon Attorney
    Diana Castrillon

    Ms. Castrillon has been in practice for over 19 years in the State of Florida. Diana started her practice as a defense attorney representing insurance companies, and for the last 17 years, Ms. Castrillon has been representing only injured workers in Workers’ Compensation cases. READ MORE

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español