McWilson v. McWilson, __ So. 3d__, 2016 WL 3191135 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016). Former wife appealed the distribution of the marital home, the child support calculation, and the parenting plan in her appeal of a dissolution of marriage. The appellate court affirmed the distribution of the marital home and parenting plan without comment, but agreed with former wife that the gross income used on the child support guidelines worksheet did not match the figures on the spouses’ most recent financial affidavits. Unable to discern whether the child support award was made in accordance with the guidelines, the appellate court reversed and remanded for recalculation. Because visitation expenses should be allocated at the same rate as other child care expenses, the appellate court instructed the trial court on remand to either allocate former husband’s travel expenses for visitation according to the ratios in the recalculated child support or to make findings to support a different allocation.
One of the parties, the petitioner or respondent, must reside in the state of Florida for six months before the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage and have the intent to remain a resident of the state of Florida at the time of filing. [Fla Stat Sec. 61.021.]