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Child Support - Deviation From Child Support Guidelines in Florida

A deviation from the child support guidelines must be based upon a ground not already expressed in the deviation statute.

A deviation may not be based upon a verbal time-sharing agreement. "While the foregoing provision allows the trier of fact to deviate from the child support guidelines to 'achieve an equitable result,' this allowance is prefaced by the phrase '[a]ny other adjustment that is needed.' ยง 61.30(11)(a)(11), Fla. Stat. The addition of the term 'other' indicates the adjustment must be based on some other grounds not already expressed in the subsection. Id...Thus, the plain language of the statute prohibits a trial court from deviating from the guidelines based on a verbal visitation agreement even where equity compels the deviation." Dep't of Revenue o/b/o Alanna H. Sherman v. Daly, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D2515, 2516 (Fla. 3d DCA November 16, 2011) 

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