Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: I have an 18 year old daughter in FL that moved out to live with her fiance, do I still pay child support to the mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Oct 20, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The thing that you must do is get to an attorney and get a court order entered either by agreement with the ex or by a trial. The changes in circumstances must be found to exist, it just does not happen automatically as many believe. The court order remains in full effect until an order of modification is entered.

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Q: Live in fl w/ my 6 year old. Dad not seen her in 3 years nor help financially. Can I apply for support. Where do I start

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Oct 21, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are two options that you have. You can hire a private attorney or get the state of Florida, Department of Revenue to help you establish and collect child support.

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Q: My kids father has never paid his court orderd child support . Because he was always in prison florida would not inforce

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Oct 21, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What you need to do is get to a local family attorney with these questions. You might be able to do something about this. But a detailed review is necessary by a professional who does these things for a living.

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Q: My boyfriend is behind in payments, is it true they can take his carpenters tools for restitution? He cant work if yes!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Oct 21, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Well, that is not exactly the way it works. He could be ordered to pay a purge amount and he might have to sell his tools in order to do so or borrow money to do so.

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Q: I have 3 children my oldest just turned 19, & is having a baby do I still HV 2 pay 4 her

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 15, 2014

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Oxalis Bianca Garcia's answer
Normally within the final judgement establishing the child support, there should be an automatic dropdown of the child support amount for when a child reaches the age of 18. In other words, there is supposed to be an automatic reduction/termination in child support when a child reaches 18. If there is not, then you need to request a modification of child support for the 2 remaining children and a termination of support for the 19 year old.

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Q: If my childs father has been in child support arrears for 2 years what can I do about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on May 7, 2014

Answered on May 8, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
You can continue to use CSE to help collect support or hire private counsel.

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Q: My child has been adjudicated as an adult, he's seventeen Must i still pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 16, 2014

Answered on Mar 17, 2014

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David M. Goldman's answer
You must file with the court to have your support changed.

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Q: How do you correct an error made by child support or the court on an arreage amt? can i do this on my own?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Aug 22, 2013

Answered on Aug 23, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What I typically do is draft a motion to correct arrearage amount, and give adequate reasons, then have a hearing.

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Q: Paternity has never been established, the child is 8. The mother doesn't let me see the child. Do I have to pay child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Aug 5, 2013

Answered on Aug 16, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What you need to do is to go see a family attorney in your area and find out what you will be able to get as far as visitation, and what you will most likely pay in child support, if you file a paternity action.

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Q: Mother and child live with me suporting them, she has file using my name for state assitance without my consent

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jul 25, 2013

Answered on Aug 5, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Did you have a question? She does not need your consent to file for assistance on her own behalf. Why was this done>

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Q: Am I allowed to move out of state with my child without permission of his father?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Aug 2, 2013

Answered on Aug 5, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to consult with an attorney and find out about what is required under the law. If he is paying support then it must have been determined that he is the father, and should have been determined that he has shared parental responsibility. You cannot move out of state without his written permission or a court order. You might have to file a petition for relocation.

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Q: FL gave childrens mother high amount for child support with no court date I live in NY going in debt and can't get help

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jul 21, 2013

Answered on Jul 25, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
In order to get help, you need to hire an attorney, if you do not hire an attorney, you usually get walked on. This has to be done before a court date, not after. It might be too late at this stage, and it might be too late to hire an attorney.

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Q: Child aged 18 3 months ago 2nd child 16. Ex kept paying full$ Now he submitted modification. Do I owe the over payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jul 25, 2013

Answered on Jul 25, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon a review of the agreement and court order. If it was a per month per child order, and he overpaid, it is considered a gift. If it was a per month order, he would still owe the full amount after the eldest turning 18, unless and until he files a petition for modification, which is what he has done to get the court to recalculate the child support, using just one child. Get an attorney for this.

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Q: If non custodial parent starts receiving Social Security, isn't my son entitled to a lump sum to cover debt?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jul 25, 2013

Answered on Jul 25, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
More facts are needed to answer this question. Who are the parties? You might want to file a motion for contempt. Get to an attorney about this.

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Q: Which state do I apply for child support if I currently live in Florida and the father of my child lives in NJ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jun 16, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You can probably apply in Florida. We need to know a lot more facts in order to answer fully.

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Q: I've been paying child support without a court order. If the court order is less, will I get money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jun 17, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, you will not get any money back. You should hire an attorney to represent you and save your pocketbook over the course of the minority of the child or children.

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Q: If my rent is 800 can the non custodial pay half due to the fact his child resides with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jun 17, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The child support guidelines use your net income, his net income, the medical insurance expenses for the child, and the daycare expenses, to arrive at an amount that should be paid to you each month. You do not get more than the amount under the calculation. Consult with an attorney.

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Q: I'm filing against my ex for child support but am married. Will they take my husband's income into consideration?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jun 18, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No. If there has been a substantial increase in his net income since the entrance of the final judgment, it can be modified upward so that you get more support.

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Q: I receive child support from PR. For 8 yrs the same amount. I live in Fl for the past 5 yrs. How do I request a review?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jun 20, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You will have to seek the advice of an attorney in PR to answer this question. Either that or try to find out how much he is earning now and ask him for an increase.

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Q: My daughter is 16 and she dropped out of high school, do I still have to pay for child support in florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Jul 7, 2013

Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes. Until she is 18, or perhaps has become self supporting. You have to follow the court order unless and until it is modified.

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