Several changes have now occurred to child support laws in florida that greatly affect recipients and payers. The most important change has been to the percentage of overnights that trigger a substantial reduction to the basic child support calculation. The old over 40% standard has now been reduced to over 20% of the overnights. What does this mean? The standard every other weekend and one night a week on the off week is generally considered to be slightly under 40% of the overnights. By having reduced the percentage to 20%, every standard visitation order now provides for overnights which entitle substantial reductions if requested. 3 extra nights a month could result in substantial reductions, in some cases, almost half the support! Additional changes deal with child care cost reductions and a requirement that support calculations involving multiple children must include termination dates for each child. Requests to deviate from the guidelines now have additional reasons to be granted. If you have questions regarding your child support guidelines florida, LaBovick Law Group provides an initial free consultation to discuss your case. Call us toll-free at 1-866-522-6842.