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       Florida Senate - 2010         (Proposed Committee Bill) SPB 7046
       
       
       
       FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Children, Families, and
       Elder Affairs
       
       
       
       586-01864B-10                                         20107046__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to child support guidelines; creating
    3         s. 61.29, F.S.; providing principles for implementing
    4         the support guidelines schedule; amending s. 61.30,
    5         F.S.; requiring that census information be used if
    6         information about earnings level in the community is
    7         not available; providing that the burden of proof is
    8         on the party seeking to impute income to the other
    9         party; revising the guidelines schedule; providing for
   10         the calculation of the obligor parent’s child support
   11         payment under certain circumstances; prohibiting
   12         retroactive application of changes to the schedule;
   13         revising the deviation factors that a court may
   14         consider when adjusting a parent’s share of the child
   15         support award; providing for the consideration and
   16         adjustment of multiple child support orders; providing
   17         an effective date.
   18  
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   20  
   21         Section 1. Section 61.29, Florida Statutes, is created to
   22  read:
   23         61.29 Child support guidelines; principles.—The courts
   24  shall adhere to the following principles in implementing the
   25  child support guidelines schedule:
   26         (1) A parent’s first and principal obligation is to support
   27  his or her minor child.
   28         (2) Both parents are mutually responsible for the support
   29  of their children.
   30         (3) Each parent should pay for the support of the children
   31  according to a parent’s ability to pay.
   32         (4) Children should share in the standard of living of both
   33  parents. Child support may therefore be appropriately used to
   34  improve the standard of living of the children’s primary
   35  residence in order to improve the lives of the children.
   36         (5) The guidelines schedule takes into account each
   37  parent’s actual income and level of responsibility for the
   38  children.
   39         (6) It is presumed that the parent having primary physical
   40  responsibility for the children contributes a significant
   41  portion of his or her available resources for the support of the
   42  children.
   43         (7) The guidelines schedule is based on the parents’
   44  combined net income estimated to have been allocated to the
   45  child if the parents and children were living in an intact
   46  household.
   47         (8) The guidelines schedule encourages fair and efficient
   48  settlement of conflicts between parents and minimizes the need
   49  for litigation.
   50         Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2), subsections
   51  (6), (7), and (11), and paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection
   52  (12) of section 61.30, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   53         61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.—
   54         (2) Income shall be determined on a monthly basis for each
   55  parent as follows:
   56         (b) Monthly income on a monthly basis shall be imputed to
   57  an unemployed or underemployed parent if when such unemployment
   58  employment or underemployment is found by the court to be
   59  voluntary on that parent’s part, absent a finding of fact by the
   60  court of physical or mental incapacity or other circumstances
   61  over which the parent has no control. In the event of such
   62  voluntary unemployment or underemployment, the employment
   63  potential and probable earnings level of the parent shall be
   64  determined based upon his or her recent work history,
   65  occupational qualifications, and prevailing earnings level in
   66  the community if such information is available. If the
   67  information is unavailable or the unemployed or underemployed
   68  parent fails to supply the required financial information in a
   69  child support proceeding, the earnings level shall be based on
   70  the median income of year-round full-time workers as derived
   71  from current population reports or replacement reports published
   72  by the United States Bureau of Census. as provided in this
   73  paragraph; However, the court may refuse to impute income to a
   74  parent if the court finds it necessary for the parent to stay
   75  home with the child who is the subject of a child support
   76  calculation.
   77         1. To impute income to a party in a child support
   78  proceeding, the court must:
   79         a. Conclude that the unemployment or underemployment was
   80  voluntary.
   81         b. Determine whether any subsequent underemployment
   82  resulted from the spouse’s pursuit of his or her own interests
   83  or through less than diligent and bona fide efforts to find
   84  employment paying income at a level equal to or better than that
   85  formerly received.
   86         2. The burden of proof is on the party seeking to impute
   87  income to the other party.
   88         (c) Public assistance as defined in s. 409.2554 shall be
   89  excluded from gross income.
   90         (6) The following guidelines schedule shall be applied to
   91  the combined net income to determine the minimum child support
   92  need:
   93  Combined Monthly
   94  Net Income                    Child or Children                     
   95                  One      Two    Three     Four     Five           Six
   96  650.00           74       75       75       76       77            78
   97  700.00          119      120      121      123      124           125
   98  750.00          164      166      167      169      171           173
   99  800.00          190      211      213      216      218           220
  100  850.00       19 202   19 257   19 259   20 262   20 265        20 268
  101  900.00       64 213   65 302   65 305   66 309   67 312        67 315
  102  950.00      109 224  110 347  111 351  113 355  114 359       115 363
  103  1000.00     154 235  156 365  157 397  159 402  161 406       162 410
  104  1050.00     199 246  201 382  203 443  206 448  208 453       210 458
  105  1100.00     231 258  247 400  249 489  252 495  255 500       257 505
  106  1150.00     240 269  292 417  295 522  299 541  302 547       305 553
  107  1200.00     249 280  338 435  341 544  345 588  349 594       352 600
  108  1250.00     259 290  383 451  387 565  392 634  396 641       400 648
  109  1300.00     268 300  429 467  433 584  438 659  443 688       447 695
  110  1350.00     277 310  474 482  479 603  485 681  490 735       495 743
  111  1400.00     286 320  520 498  525 623  531 702  537 765       542 790
  112  1450.00     295 330  565 513  571 642  578 724  584 789       590 838
  113  1500.00     304 340  609 529  617 662  624 746  631 813       637 869
  114  1550.00     313 350  627 544  663 681  671 768  678 836       685 895
  115  1600.00     322 360  645 560  709 701  717 790  725 860       732 920
  116  1650.00     331 370  663 575  755 720  764 812  772 884       780 945
  117  1700.00     340 380  680 591  801 740  810 833  819 907       827 971
  118  1750.00     349 390  698 606  847 759  857 855  866 931       875 996
  119  1800.00     358 400  716 622  893 779  903 877  913 955      922 1022
  120  1850.00     367 410  733 638  939 798  950 900  960 979      970 1048
  121  1900.00     376 421  751 654  974 818  996 9231007 1004     1017 1074
  122  1950.00     384 431  768 670  996 839 1043 9461054 1029     1065 1101
  123  2000.00     393 442  786 686 1019 859 1089 9681101 1054     1112 1128
  124  2050.00     402 452  803 702 1041 879 1136 9911148 1079     1160 1154
  125  2100.00     411 463  820 718 1063 8991182 10141195 1104     1207 1181
  126  2150.00     419 473  837 734 1085 9191229 10371242 1129     1255 1207
  127  2200.00     428 484  855 751 1107 9401275 10601289 1154     1302 1234
  128  2250.00     437 494  872 767 1129 9601322 10821336 1179     1350 1261
  129  2300.00     445 505  889 783 1151 9801368 11051383 1204     1397 1287
  130  2350.00     454 515  906 7991173 10001402 11281430 1229     1445 1314
  131  2400.00     462 526  923 8151195 10201428 11511477 1254     1492 1340
  132  2450.00     471 536  940 8311217 10411454 11741524 1279     1540 1367
  133  2500.00     479 547  957 8471238 10611479 11961571 1304     1587 1394
  134  2550.00     488 557  974 8641260 10811505 12191618 1329     1635 1420
  135  2600.00     496 568  990 8801282 11011531 12421657 1354     1681 1447
  136  2650.00     504 578 1006 8961302 11211554 12651682 1379     1706 1473
  137  2700.00     508 588 1013 9121311 11411565 12871694 1403     1717 1500
  138  2750.00     512 597 1021 9271320 11601576 13081706 1426     1729 1524
  139  2800.00     515 607 1028 9411330 11781587 13281717 1448     1741 1549
  140  2850.00     519 616 1035 9561339 11971599 13491729 1471     1753 1573
  141  2900.00     523 626 1043 9711349 12151610 13701741 1494     1765 1598
  142  2950.00     526 635 1050 9861358 12341621 13911753 1517     1777 1622
  143  3000.00     530 6441058 10011368 12521632 14121766 1540     1789 1647
  144  3050.00     534 6541065 10161378 12711644 14331778 1563     1801 1671
  145  3100.00     538 6631073 10311387 12891655 14531790 1586     1813 1695
  146  3150.00     542 6731080 10451397 13081667 14741802 1608     1825 1720
  147  3200.00     546 6821088 10601407 13271678 14951814 1631     1837 1744
  148  3250.00     549 6911095 10751416 13451690 15161827 1654     1849 1769
  149  3300.00     553 7011103 10901426 13641701 15371839 1677     1861 1793
  150  3350.00     557 7101111 11051436 13821713 15581851 1700     1874 1818
  151  3400.00     561 7201118 11201446 14011724 15791864 1723     1886 1842
  152  3450.00     565 7291126 11351456 14191736 15991876 1745     1898 1867
  153  3500.00     569 7381134 11491466 14381748 16201888 1768     1911 1891
  154  3550.00     573 7481142 11641476 14561759 16411901 1791     1923 1915
  155  3600.00     577 7571149 11791485 14751771 16621913 1814     1935 1940
  156  3650.00     580 7671157 11941495 14931783 16831926 1837     1948 1964
  157  3700.00     584 7761165 12081505 15031795 17021938 1857     1960 1987
  158  3750.00     588 7841173 12211515 15201807 17211951 1878     1973 2009
  159  3800.00     592 7931181 12341525 15361818 17401964 1899     1985 2031
  160  3850.00     596 8021188 12481535 15531830 17591976 1920     1997 2053
  161  3900.00     600 8111196 12611545 15701842 17781989 1940     2010 2075
  162  3950.00     604 8191204 12751556 15871854 17972001 1961     2022 2097
  163  4000.00     608 8281212 12881566 16031866 18162014 1982     2035 2119
  164  4050.00     612 8371220 13021576 16201878 18352027 2002     2047 2141
  165  4100.00     616 8461228 13151586 16371890 18542039 2023     2060 2163
  166  4150.00     620 8541236 13291596 16541901 18732052 2044     2073 2185
  167  4200.00     624 8631244 13421606 16701913 18922065 2064     2085 2207
  168  4250.00     628 8721251 13551616 16871925 19112077 2085     2098 2229
  169  4300.00     632 8811259 13691626 17041937 19302090 2106     2110 2251
  170  4350.00     636 8891267 13821636 17211949 19492103 2127     2123 2273
  171  4400.00     640 8981275 13961647 17371961 19682115 2147     2135 2295
  172  4450.00     644 9071283 14091657 17541973 19872128 2168     2148 2317
  173  4500.00     648 9161291 14231667 17711985 20062141 2189     2160 2339
  174  4550.00     652 9241299 14361677 17881997 20242154 2209     2173 2361
  175  4600.00     656 9331307 14501687 18042009 20432166 2230     2186 2384
  176  4650.00     660 9421315 14631697 18212021 20622179 2251     2198 2406
  177  4700.00     664 9511323 14771708 18382033 20812192 2271     2211 2428
  178  4750.00     668 9591331 14901718 18552045 21002204 2292     2223 2450
  179  4800.00     672 9681339 15031728 18712057 21192217 2313     2236 2472
  180  4850.00     676 9771347 15171738 18882069 21382230 2334     2248 2494
  181  4900.00     680 9861355 15301748 19052081 21572242 2354     2261 2516
  182  4950.00     684 9931363 15421758 19272093 21742255 2372     2273 2535
  183  5000.00    688 10001371 15511768 19392105 21882268 2387     2286 2551
  184  5050.00    692 10061379 15611779 19522117 22022281 2402     2298 2567
  185  5100.00    696 10131386 15711789 19642129 22152293 2417     2311 2583
  186  5150.00    700 10191394 15801799 19762140 22292306 2432     2323 2599
  187  5200.00    704 10251402 15901809 19882152 22432318 2447     2336 2615
  188  5250.00    708 10321410 15991819 20002164 22562331 2462     2348 2631
  189  5300.00    712 10381418 16091829 20122176 22702334 2477     2361 2647
  190  5350.00    716 10451426 16191839 20242188 22832356 2492     2373 2663
  191  5400.00    720 10511434 16281849 20372200 22972369 2507     2385 2679
  192  5450.00    724 10571442 16381860 20492212 23112381 2522     2398 2695
  193  5500.00    728 10641450 16471870 20612224 23242394 2537     2410 2711
  194  5550.00    732 10701458 16571880 20732235 23382407 2552     2422 2727
  195  5600.00    736 10771465 16671890 20852247 23522419 2567     2435 2743
  196  5650.00    740 10831473 16761900 20972259 23652432 2582     2447 2759
  197  5700.00    744 10891481 16861910 21092271 23792444 2597     2459 2775
  198  5750.00    748 10961489 16951920 21222283 23932456 2612     2472 2791
  199  5800.00    752 11021497 17051930 21342294 24062496 2627     2484 2807
  200  5850.00    756 11071505 17131940 21442306 24182481 2639     2496 2820
  201  5900.00    760 11111512 17211950 21552318 24292494 2651     2508 2833
  202  5950.00    764 11161520 17291959 21652329 24402506 2663     2520 2847
  203  6000.00    768 11211528 17371969 21752341 24512518 2676     2533 2860
  204  6050.00    772 11261536 17461979 21852353 24622531 2688     2545 2874
  205  6100.00    776 11311543 17541989 21962364 24732543 2700     2557 2887
  206  6150.00    780 11361551 17621999 22062376 24842555 2712     2569 2900
  207  6200.00    783 11411559 17702009 22162387 24952567 2724     2581 2914
  208  6250.00    787 11451566 17782019 22272399 25062580 2737     2593 2927
  209  6300.00    791 11501574 17862028 22372410 25172592 2749     2605 2941
  210  6350.00    795 11551582 17952038 22472422 25292604 2761     2617 2954
  211  6400.00    799 11601589 18032048 22582433 25402616 2773     2629 2967
  212  6450.00    803 11651597 18112058 22682445 25512628 2785     2640 2981
  213  6500.00    807 11701605 18192067 22782456 25622640 2798     2652 2994
  214  6550.00    810 11751612 18272077 22882467 25732652 2810     2664 3008
  215  6600.00    814 11791620 18352087 22992479 25842664 2822     2676 3021
  216  6650.00    818 11841627 18432096 23092490 25952676 2834     2688 3034
  217  6700.00    822 11891635 18502106 23172501 26042688 2845     2699 3045
  218  6750.00    826 11931642 18562115 23252512 26132700 2854     2711 3055
  219  6800.00    829 11961650 18622125 23322524 26212712 2863     2723 3064
  220  6850.00    833 12001657 18682134 23402535 26302723 2872     2734 3074
  221  6900.00    837 12041665 18732144 23472546 26392735 2882     2746 3084
  222  6950.00    841 12081672 18792153 23552557 26472747 2891     2757 3094
  223  7000.00    844 12121679 18852136 23622568 26562759 2900     2769 3103
  224  7050.00    848 12161687 18912172 23702579 26642770 2909     2780 3113
  225  7100.00    852 12201694 18972181 23782590 26732782 2919     2791 3123
  226  7150.00    856 12241701 19032191 23852601 26812793 2928     2803 3133
  227  7200.00    859 12281709 19092200 23932612 26902805 2937     2814 3142
  228  7250.00    863 12321716 19152209 24002623 26982816 2946     2825 3152
  229  7300.00    867 12351723 19212218 24082633 27072828 2956     2837 3162
  230  7350.00    870 12391730 19272228 24152644 27162839 2965     2848 3172
  231  7400.00    874 12431737 19332237 24232655 27242851 2974     2859 3181
  232  7450.00    877 12471745 19392246 24302666 27332862 2983     2870 3191
  233  7500.00    881 12511752 19452255 24382676 27412873 2993     2881 3201
  234  7550.00    885 12551759 1951 226 24462687 27502884 3002     2892 3211
  235  7600.00    888 12591766 19572273 24532697 27582896 3011     2903 3220
  236  7650.00    892 12631773 19632282 24612708 27672907 3020     2914 3230
  237  7700.00    895 12671780 19692291 24682718 27752918 3030     2925 3240
  238  7750.00    899 12711787 19752300 24762729 27842929 3039     2936 3250
  239  7800.00    902 12741794 19812309 24832739 27922940 3048     2946 3259
  240  7850.00    906 12781801 19872317 24912750 28012951 3057     2957 3269
  241  7900.00    909 12821808 19922326 24982760 28102962 3067     2968 3279
  242  7950.00    913 12861814 19982335 25062770 28182972 3076     2978 3289
  243  8000.00    916 12901821 20042344 25132780 28272983 3085     2989 3298
  244  8050.00    920 12941828 20102352 25212791 28352994 3094     3000 3308
  245  8100.00    923 12981835 20162361 25292801 28443005 3104     3010 3318
  246  8150.00    927 13021842 20222369 25362811 28523015 3113     3021 3328
  247  8200.00    930 13061848 20282378 25442821 28613026 3122     3031 3337
  248  8250.00    933 13101855 20342387 25512831 28693036 3131     3041 3347
  249  8300.00    937 13131862 20402395 25592841 28783047 3141     3051 3357
  250  8350.00    940 13171868 20462403 25662851 28873057 3150     3062 3367
  251  8400.00    943 13211875 20522412 25742860 28953068 3159     3072 3376
  252  8450.00    947 13251881 20582420 25812870 29043078 3168     3082 3386
  253  8500.00    950 13291888 20642428 25892880 29123088 3178     3092 3396
  254  8550.00    953 13331894 20702437 25972890 29213099 3187     3102 3406
  255  8600.00    956 13371901 20762445 26042899 29293109 3196     3112 3415
  256  8650.00    960 13411907 20822453 26122909 29383119 3205     3122 3425
  257  8700.00    963 13451913 20882461 26192918 29463129 3215     3132 3435
  258  8750.00    966 13491920 20942469 26272928 29553139 3224     3142 3445
  259  8800.00    969 13521926 21002477 26342937 29633149 3233     3151 3454
  260  8850.00    972 13561932 21062485 26422947 29723159 3242     3161 3464
  261  8900.00    976 13601939 21112493 26492956 29813169 3252     3171 3474
  262  8950.00    979 13641945 21172501 26572965 29893178 3261     3180 3484
  263  9000.00    982 13681951 21232509 26642974 29983188 3270     3190 3493
  264  9050.00    985 13721957 21292517 26722984 30063198 3279     3199 3503
  265  9100.00    988 13761963 21352524 26802993 30153207 3289     3209 3513
  266  9150.00    991 13801969 21412532 26873002 30233217 3298     3218 3523
  267  9200.00    994 13841975 21472540 26953011 30323226 3307     3227 3532
  268  9250.00    997 13881981 21532547 27023020 30403236 3316     3237 3542
  269  9300.00   1000 13911987 21592555 27103028 30493245 3326     3246 3552
  270  9350.00   1003 13951993 21652563 27173037 30583254 3335     3255 3562
  271  9400.00   1006 13991999 21712570 27253046 30663264 3344     3264 3571
  272  9450.00   1009 14032005 21772577 27323055 30753273 3353     3273 3581
  273  9500.00   1012 14072010 21832585 27403063 30833282 3363     3282 3591
  274  9550.00   1015 14112016 21892592 27483072 30923291 3372     3291 3601
  275  9600.00   1018 14152022 21952599 27553080 31003300 3381     3300 3610
  276  9650.00   1021 14192028 22012607 27633089 31093309 3390     3308 3620
  277  9700.00   1024 14222033 22062614 27673097 31153318 3396     3317 3628
  278  9750.00   1026 14252039 22102621 27723106 31213327 3402     3326 3634
  279  9800.00   1029 14272044 22132628 27763114 31263336 3408     3334 3641
  280  9850.00   1032 14302050 22172635 27813122 31323344 3414     3343 3647
  281  9900.00   1035 14322055 22212642 27863130 31373353 3420     3351 3653
  282  9950.00   1038 14352061 22252649 27913139 31433361 3426     3360 3659
  283  10000.00  1040 14372066 22282656 27953147 31483370 3432     3368 3666
  284  10050.00  1043     2072     2663     3155     3378               3376
  285  10100.00       1046     2077     2669     3163     3387          3384
  286  10150.00       1048     2082     2676     3170     3395          3393
  287  10200.00       1051     2087     2683     3178     3403          3401
  288  10250.00       1054     2093     2689     3186     3412          3409
  289  10300.00       1056     2098     2696     3194     3420          3417
  290  10350.00       1059     2103     2703     3201     3428          3425
  291  10400.00       1061     2108     2709     3209     3436          3432
  292  10450.00       1064     2113     2715     3217     3444          3440
  293  10500.00       1066     2118     2722     3224     3452          3448
  294  10550.00       1069     2123     2728     3231     3459          3456
  295  10600.00       1071     2128     2734     3239     3467          3463
  296  10650.00       1074     2133     2741     3246     3475          3471
  297  10700.00       1076     2138     2747     3253     3482          3478
  298  10750.00       1079     2142     2753     3260     3490          3486
  299  10800.00       1081     2147     2759     3267     3498          3493
  300  10850.00       1084     2152     2765     3275     3505          3500
  301  10900.00       1086     2156     2771     3281     3512          3507
  302  10950.00       1088     2161     2777     3288     3520          3514
  303  11000.00       1091     2166     2783     3295     3527          3522
  304  11050.00       1093     2170     2788     3302     3534          3529
  305  11100.00       1095     2175     2794     3309     3541          3536
  306  11150.00       1097     2179     2800     3315     3548          3542
  307  11200.00       1100     2184     2805     3322     3555          3549
  308  11250.00       1102     2188     2811     3329     3562          3556
  309  11300.00       1104     2192     2816     3335     3569          3563
  310  11350.00       1106     2197     2822     3341     3576          3569
  311  11400.00       1108     2201     2827     3348     3582          3576
  312  11450.00       1111     2205     2833     3354     3589          3582
  313  11500.00       1113     2209     2838     3360     3595          3589
  314  11550.00       1115     2213     2843     3366     3602          3595
  315  11600.00       1117     2217     2848     3373     3608          3601
  316  11650.00       1119     2221     2854     3379     3615          3608
  317  11700.00       1121     2225     2859     3385     3621          3614
  318  11750.00       1123     2229     2864     3390     3627          3620
  319  11800.00       1125     2233     2869     3396     3633          3626
  320  11850.00       1127     2237     2874     3402     3640          3632
  321  11900.00       1129     2241     2878     3408     3646          3638
  322  11950.00       1131     2245     2883     3413     3652          3644
  323  12000.00       1133     2248     2888     3419     3658          3650
  324  12050.00       1134     2252     2893     3425     3663          3655
  325  12100.00       1136     2256     2897     3430     3669          3661
  326  12150.00       1138     2259     2902     3435     3675          3666
  327  12200.00       1140     2263     2907     3441     3680          3672
  328  12250.00       1142     2267     2911     3446     3686          3677
  329  12300.00       1144     2270     2916     3451     3692          3683
  330  12350.00       1145     2273     2920     3456     3697          3688
  331  12400.00       1147     2277     2924     3462     3702          3693
  332  12450.00       1149     2280     2929     3467     3708          3699
  333  12500.00       1150     2284     2933     3472     3713          3704
  334         (a) If the obligor parent’s For combined monthly net income
  335  is less than the amount in set out on the above guidelines
  336  schedule:,
  337         1. The parent should be ordered to pay a child support
  338  amount, determined on a case-by-case basis, to establish the
  339  principle of payment and lay the basis for increased support
  340  orders should the parent’s income increase in the future.
  341         2. The obligor parent’s child support payment shall be the
  342  lesser of the obligor parent’s actual dollar share of the total
  343  minimum child support amount, as determined in subparagraph 1.,
  344  and 90 percent of the difference between the obligor parent’s
  345  monthly net income and the current poverty guidelines as
  346  periodically updated in the Federal Register by the United
  347  States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42
  348  U.S.C. s. 9902(2) for a single individual living alone.
  349         (b) For combined monthly net income greater than the amount
  350  set out in the above guidelines schedule, the obligation is
  351  shall be the minimum amount of support provided by the
  352  guidelines schedule plus the following percentages multiplied by
  353  the amount of income over $12,500 $10,000:
  354  
  355                           Child or Children                          
  356   One       Two         Three        Four         Five          Six     
  357   5.0%     7.5%         9.5%         11.0%        12.0%        12.5%    
  358         (c) Subsequent changes to the guidelines schedule may not
  359  be applied retroactively to an existing child support order.
  360         (7) Child care costs incurred on behalf of the children due
  361  to employment, job search, or education calculated to result in
  362  employment or to enhance income of current employment of either
  363  parent shall be reduced by 25 percent and then shall be added to
  364  the basic obligation. After the adjusted child care costs are
  365  added to the basic obligation, any moneys prepaid by a parent
  366  for child care costs for the child or children of this action
  367  shall be deducted from that parent’s child support obligation
  368  for that child or those children. Child care costs may shall not
  369  exceed the level required to provide quality care from a
  370  licensed source for the children.
  371         (11)(a) The court may adjust the total minimum child
  372  support award, or either or both parents’ share of the total
  373  minimum child support award, based upon the following deviation
  374  factors:
  375         1. Extraordinary medical, psychological, educational, or
  376  dental expenses.
  377         2. Independent income of the child, not to include moneys
  378  received by a child from supplemental security income.
  379         3. The payment of support for a parent which regularly has
  380  been regularly paid and for which there is a demonstrated need.
  381         4. Seasonal variations in one or both parents’ incomes or
  382  expenses.
  383         5. The age of the child, taking into account the greater
  384  needs of older children.
  385         6. Special needs, such as costs that may be associated with
  386  the disability of a child, that have traditionally been met
  387  within the family budget even though the fulfilling of those
  388  needs will cause the support to exceed the presumptive amount
  389  established by the guidelines.
  390         7. Total available assets of the obligee, obligor, and the
  391  child.
  392         8. The impact of the Internal Revenue Service Child &
  393  Dependent Care Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and
  394  dependency exemption and waiver of that exemption. The court may
  395  order a parent to execute a waiver of the Internal Revenue
  396  Service dependency exemption if the paying parent is current in
  397  support payments.
  398         9. An When application of the child support guidelines
  399  schedule that requires a person to pay another person more than
  400  55 percent of his or her gross income for a child support
  401  obligation for current support resulting from a single support
  402  order.
  403         10. The particular parenting plan, such as where the child
  404  spends a significant amount of time, but less than 40 percent of
  405  the overnights, with one parent, thereby reducing the financial
  406  expenditures incurred by the other parent; or the refusal of a
  407  parent to become involved in the activities of the child.
  408         11. Any other adjustment that which is needed to achieve an
  409  equitable result which may include, but not be limited to, a
  410  reasonable and necessary existing expense or debt. Such expense
  411  or debt may include, but is not limited to, a reasonable and
  412  necessary expense or debt that which the parties jointly
  413  incurred during the marriage.
  414         (b) If Whenever a particular parenting plan provides that
  415  each child spend a substantial amount of time with each parent,
  416  the court shall adjust any award of child support, as follows:
  417         1. In accordance with subsections (9) and (10), calculate
  418  the amount of support obligation apportioned to each parent
  419  without including day care and health insurance costs in the
  420  calculation and multiply the amount by 1.5.
  421         2. Calculate the percentage of overnight stays the child
  422  spends with each parent.
  423         3. Multiply each parent’s support obligation as calculated
  424  in subparagraph 1. by the sum of one and the smaller percentage
  425  calculated in subparagraph 2.
  426         4.3. Multiply each parent’s support obligation as
  427  calculated in subparagraph 3. 1. by the percentage of the other
  428  parent’s overnight stays with the child as calculated in
  429  subparagraph 2.
  430         5.4. The difference between the amounts calculated in
  431  subparagraph 4. is 3. shall be the monetary transfer necessary
  432  between the parents for the care of the child, subject to an
  433  adjustment for day care and health insurance expenses.
  434         6.5. Pursuant to subsections (7) and (8), calculate the net
  435  amounts owed by each parent for the expenses incurred for day
  436  care and health insurance coverage for the child. Day care shall
  437  be calculated without regard to the 25-percent reduction applied
  438  by subsection (7).
  439         7.6. Adjust the support obligation owed by each parent
  440  pursuant to subparagraph 5. 4. by crediting or debiting the
  441  amount calculated in subparagraph 6. 5. This amount represents
  442  the child support which must be exchanged between the parents.
  443         8.7. The court may deviate from the child support amount
  444  calculated pursuant to subparagraph 7. 6. based upon the
  445  deviation factors in paragraph (a), as well as the obligee
  446  parent’s low income and ability to maintain the basic
  447  necessities of the home for the child, the likelihood that
  448  either parent will actually exercise the time-sharing schedule
  449  set forth in the parenting plan granted by the court, and
  450  whether all of the children are exercising the same time-sharing
  451  schedule.
  452         8. Subsequent changes to the child support guidelines
  453  schedule may not be applied retroactively to an existing child
  454  support order.
  455         8.For purposes of adjusting any award of child support
  456  under this paragraph, “substantial amount of time” means that a
  457  parent exercises visitation at least 40 percent of the
  458  overnights of the year.
  459         (c) A parent’s failure to regularly exercise the court
  460  ordered or agreed time-sharing schedule not caused by the other
  461  parent which resulted in the adjustment of the amount of child
  462  support pursuant to subparagraph (a)10. or paragraph (b) shall
  463  be deemed a substantial change of circumstances for purposes of
  464  modifying the child support award. A modification pursuant to
  465  this paragraph is shall be retroactive to the date the
  466  noncustodial parent first failed to regularly exercise the
  467  court-ordered or agreed time-sharing schedule.
  468         (12)
  469         (b) When adjudicating a case involving a parent who has
  470  multiple family obligations, the court shall review all past
  471  orders for that parent. If the court has jurisdiction over all
  472  matters, it may average the orders or fashion some other
  473  equitable resolution to treat all the supported children fairly
  474  under the guidelines. If multiple orders have reduced the
  475  parent’s income to an amount below the self-support reserve, the
  476  orders should be adjusted to distribute the parent’s available
  477  income equitably among all children while taking into
  478  consideration the parent’s share of the total child support
  479  obligation and the parent’s self-support reserve. If tribunals
  480  in other jurisdictions ordered the parent to pay child support
  481  for a different family, the Florida court may consider such
  482  support for the purpose of maintaining the parent’s self-support
  483  reserve. Except as provided in paragraph (a), the existence of
  484  such subsequent children should not as a general rule be
  485  considered by the court as a basis for disregarding the amount
  486  provided in the guidelines schedule. The parent with a support
  487  obligation for subsequent children may raise the existence of
  488  such subsequent children as a justification for deviation from
  489  the guidelines schedule. However, if the existence of such
  490  subsequent children is raised, the income of the other parent of
  491  the subsequent children shall be considered by the court in
  492  determining whether or not there is a basis for deviation from
  493  the guideline amount.
  494         (c)The issue of subsequent children under paragraph (a) or
  495  paragraph (b) may only be raised in a proceeding for an upward
  496  modification of an existing award and may not be applied to
  497  justify a decrease in an existing award.
  498         Section 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

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