Warner v. Warner, 94-2135

CourtCourt of Appeal of Florida (US)
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM; PETERSON
Citation659 So.2d 1237
Parties20 Fla. L. Weekly D1951 Deborah Elaine WARNER, Appellant, v. Mark WARNER, Appellee.
Docket NumberNo. 94-2135,94-2135
Decision Date25 August 1995

Page 1237

659 So.2d 1237
20 Fla. L. Weekly D1951
Deborah Elaine WARNER, Appellant,
Mark WARNER, Appellee.
No. 94-2135.
District Court of Appeal of Florida,
Fifth District.
Aug. 25, 1995.

Page 1238

Patricia L. Strowbridge, P.A., Orlando, for appellant.

Debra S. Johnson, P.A., Orlando, for appellee.


The non-final order denying the wife's motion for an increase in temporary child support is reversed. The husband's existing obligation for child support deviates from the child support guidelines by more than five percent and is not supported by a specific and legally cognizable reason for a greater departure. Section 61.30(1)(a), Florida Statutes (1993) provides that the guideline amount:

presumptively establishes the amount the trier of fact shall order as child support in an initial proceeding for such support or in a proceeding for modification of an existing order for such support whether the proceeding arises under this or another chapter.

We have found no limitation that would preclude the application of this statute to temporary child support orders. See Burkhart v. Burkhart, 620 So.2d 225, 226 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993) ("child support guidelines ..., we conclude, are applicable to temporary support orders." ).

Accordingly, we reverse the award and remand for consideration in light of section 61.30, Florida Statutes.


PETERSON, C.J., and COBB and HARRIS, JJ., concur.

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  • Warner v. Warner, 96-2235
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • April 25, 1997
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