In May of 2014, the Florida Legislature passed a law permitting courts, when calculating child support, to take into consideration overnights which are non-court ordered. “Overights” are nights when either parent has timesharing with their child(ren).
Prior to this new law, courts were unable to give a parent credit for overnights in the Child SUpport Guidelines unless that parent’s timesharing with the minor chid(ren) was actually already awarded in a court order. Now, courts can take into consideration non-court ordered overights that are being exercised by each parent per agreement of the parties (no need for this agreement to be in writing).
This is a big change in Florida Family Law. Seek the assistance of a Family Law Attorney if you are exercising non-court ordred overnights with your child(ren) and are not currently receiving credit for the same in your previous or pending child support case.