Child Support – Substantial Time-Sharing in Florida

In order for the substantial time-sharing adjustment to child support to be effective, there must be a court ordered parenting plan in effect.

“Here, the statutes’ plain meaning evidences the Legislature’s intent to require deviations from the child support guidelines only where a parent shares at least 20% of the overnight stays pursuant to a court authorized parenting plan. See §§ 61.046(14), 61.30(11), Fla. Stat. In the underlying case no such plan existed, and thus, deviation was not authorized pursuant to section 61.30(11)(b).” Dep’t of Revenue o/b/o Alanna H. Sherman v. Daly