Although the parties may not believe child support law is an issue, the court is independently required to ensure that appropriate child support obligations are set in all family law cases involving children (under the theory that parents should support their children so that state taxpayers are not called upon to do so). This can be complicated, and a knowledgeable child support attorney and child support law firm is essential to the process.

Calculating Child Support

Support obligations are set according to a statutory formula. However, calculating child support is not always straight forward, as support obligations are directly determined based on the net incomes of the parties.

Determining what constitutes net income is consequential. For W-2 wage earners with no other sources of income, determining net income for purposes of setting child support obligations can be relatively straight forward. Calculating net income for the unemployed, underemployed, or for individuals who own businesses, investments, or have non-recurring income can be more difficult. The final figures can dramatically affect child support obligations. The more complicated your financial affairs are, the more critical it is to ensure you have an experienced family law attorney assisting you when determining child support obligations.

I have represented hundreds of clients in establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support obligations. I have considerable experience in obtaining the correct records and documentation necessary to accurately assess and establish net income in order to ensure support is calculated fairly. I also handle cases where incomes are difficult to prove due to unemployment, underemployment, or where income is otherwise not easily determined due to complicated business or financial interests.

Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law

2700 NW 43rd Street, Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32606    
Phone: 352-215-1984
Twitter: @GregoryBuckley



Gregory T. Buckley has spent the last 15 years serving the people of Gainesville and the surrounding areas.  A knowledgeable divorce attorney is essential in understanding the nuances of divorce proceedings.

Divorce cases are first and foremost about the lives, relationships, and futures of the people involved. Because divorce creates significant disruption resulting in permanent changes, there are many questions you might have at the outset, such as

  • How will we split up our property?
  • Will I be able to support myself?
  • How do I protect my relationship with my children?
  • Where will I live?
  • Where will my children live?
  • How do I prevent my spouse from moving our assets?

To get the answers you need, please contact divorce attorney Gregory T. Buckley today.

Child Support

The issue of child support arises in nearly all family law cases in which children are involved, including:

  • Divorce
  • Parenting Plan Modifications
  • Child Support
  • Paternity Cases
  • Relocation Cases

Gregory T. Buckley

Gainesville Family Law Attorney

I handle a wide variety of family law matters, including

  • Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Modifications
  • Parenting Plans
  • Time-Sharing
  • Name Changes