American College of Attorneys Best of the Bar Award
10.0 Avvo Superb Lawyer Rating
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award
Orlando Top Lawyers 2012 - 2024
Best Lawyers in America Award
Super Lawyers 2024 Award
Florida Legal Elite Award
Best Lawyers 2024 Award
Orlando Sentinel Best Bets Lawyer Award

Orlando Time Sharing Attorney Explains Florida Child Support Calculations

Back To Divorce and Family Law Videos

Back To Divorce and Family Law Videos

I mention in this video that the number of overnights plays a major role in how child support calculations are made but, as an Orlando time sharing attorney, I feel like it’s important that I delve into that subject a bit more deeply.

The laws in Florida are clear and precise on how time sharing affects the cost of child support—or at least when time-sharing actually starts to count. This is vital for people to know because they might be thinking, “Hey, I see my kid once a month. I shouldn’t have to pay as much in child support because of that.” But under Florida law, that’s just not the case.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376)

Orlando Time Sharing Attorney: When Time-Sharing Affects Child Support

In order for the parent who has less time with their child to have that time offset some of their child support payments, they need to have a minimum of 73 overnights a year. That means having your kids stay with you for almost three months straight, for more than one night every weekend, or something in-between those two extremes.

If you are not able to spend that much time with your kids, it’s not going to help you reduce your child support obligations. Luckily, most divorced parents strive to spend as much time as they can with their children, so this is just one more reason to push for additional time.

Florida Time Sharing Attorney: Child Support Related to Time-Sharing Isn’t Written in Stone

Also important to know is that calculations based on time-sharing can be changed over time if one parent stops taking care of the child or children. If you’re the one bearing the brunt of the care, this is a good thing. Not only will you get more child support, it will be retroactive to the date that your ex-spouse first stopped following the court-ordered or agreed time-sharing schedule. And for those who struggle with having enough time to devote to parenting, it’s worth remembering this as encouragement to make your children a priority to the extent that you are able. If you’re not sure how a specific change might affect your child support and you want an expert opinion, call an Orlando time sharing attorney today.

Get Help with Legal Issues Now! – Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376)
Back To Video Help Page

Free Case Review

All free case evaluations are reviewed by our legal team. For immediate assistance, please call us at 407-834-4847.

Family Law Information


Make Your Best Decision Today


Schedule your case review so we can help you.



During your consultation we’ll review your options and see if we’re a right fit for you.



If we take on your case, you’ll be represented by the best.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation Today

The Orlando divorce lawyers at TK Law are deeply committed to the individuals and families they serve. We are here to help you resolve each legal concern so you can regain control and move forward with your life. You will also have a steadfast, accomplished advocate in your corner to fight for what matters most if a dispute goes to trial.

We know how overwhelming conflict can be and how painful it is to see a marriage end. We will guide you through this difficult process before, during and after your divorce.

Contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation with one or our family law attorneys, or call us at 855-572-6376.



Our best awards are
client victories

Roy P.
Mar. 2024
Read More
Gastell and Kayla were awesome! They helped me make it through a very challenging time in my life with kindness and compassion. They were always available to answer my questions and kept me up to date. Their counsel was extremely helpful in aiding a resolution that I am very satisfied with.
Carmen D.
Mar. 2024
Read More
I give this law firm a 5 star. Ray and Janelise helped us with our probate issue and made the process a lot easier for us to finalized all of it. We're very thankful to this law office and recommend them for any legal issues.Thank you Janelisse and Ray and the entire office .
Alysia T.
Jan. 2024
Read More
I am thankful to Janelise and Kayla at TK Law for a fantastic job. Kayla guided me through every step of my divorce process. She is patient, professional, and honest. I highly recommend them!
Chris O.
Dec. 2023
Read More
This was first experience hiring a law firm and I am very happy that I hired TK Law. My attorney Janelise and Paralegal Kayla were kind, knowledgeable and made the process easy. They were quick to respond when I needed revisions to my document and the final outcome was perfect. If I ever need legal help in the future, I will not hesitate to contact TK Law again.

*Top-rating from clients and award publications such as Orlando Weekly, US News & more.​


Schedule Your Case Evaluation

We offer payment plans, accept credit cards, are available for evening appointments and our main office is conveniently located right off of I-4, between 436 and 434. For immediate help call: 407-834-4847.


The information found here is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any situation or individual case. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.


Phone: 407-834-4847
999 Douglas Ave #3333, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Service Areas

Orange & Seminole County, Florida.