“Child Care Costs” Must Be Spent To Be “Child Support”
An expense must be actually incurred before the expense (child care costs) can be considered for purposes of calculating child support obligations. See FS. Chapter 61.30 provides for child care.
In plain English, if you don’t spend the actual expense, you cannot request the amount to be calculated as part of the child support.
The court will not (should not) order child care costs to be awarded if the provider provides the service (child care) without any expectation of payment.
Fort Lauderdale Child Support Lawyer
Best example, grandma! She loves the grand kids and will spend all her time with them (without pay). It makes sense not to make the other parent pay a percentage (%) if the expense is not incurred.