Making Sure Financial Support Is Appropriate

Setting appropriate levels of financial support for a spouse and children after a divorce is critical to both the household receiving the payment and the household making it. If support is set too low, the receiving household may not be able to make ends meet. If alimony and/or child support is set too high, the party responsible for payment may not be able to make ends meet.

I am Naples attorney Beverly L. Brennan of the Law Offices of Beverly L. Brennan, P.A. I have been helping people create appropriate child support and spousal support obligations for decades. Let me use my skill and experience to create financial support obligations that work now and down the road. Taking the time to create intelligent support agreements now will provide security and help avoid the need to see a lawyer again in a few years.

If you need to modify an existing court order, I can assist you. I handle all types of modifications in Florida.

Help With Alimony/Spousal Support

Laws regarding alimony (sometimes referred to as spousal support) change frequently, but the major factors that go into determining alimony still remain:

  • Do you need alimony?
  • Can your spouse afford to pay alimony?
  • How long have you been married?

These factors are used as a basis for determining the appropriateness of various types of alimony:

  • Permanent
  • Durational
  • Bridge-the-gap
  • Temporary
  • Lump sum

Each type of alimony serves a different purpose, and what is right for you may be different from what is right for someone else.

Help With Child Support

There are state guidelines in Florida that are used to determine child support obligations. The guidelines consider each party's income, the cost of health insurance and necessary child care, and the amount of time each parent spends with the child.

It is crucial to identify these amounts correctly and characterize them appropriately. If mistakes are made, they can be very difficult and costly to correct in the future. That's why it is so important to work with an experienced lawyer who can work to safeguard your financial interests.

Get The Professional Assistance You Need

For experienced and effective counsel on creating child support and alimony agreements that will meet your current and future needs, call 239-963-8895, toll free at 877-482-5176. You are also welcome to contact me by email.