Mother left July 2013. Filed paperwork to change custody and child support in 2016. Through mediation, all custody was agreed upon but all financial was "reserved for later date". Financial portion still open to this day and has not been agreed upon or finalized. Since it is still open and... Read more »
If I understand correctly you filed a Petition to Modify an already existing child support order in 2016. If that is the case then you generally cannot go retroactive from that 2016 Petition to Modify. You can still enforce the child support order that was in effect prior to 2016.
We filed for child support in April 2016 even though other parent moved out of state July 2013 because our attorney at the time said we could not ask for retro (prior to filing date). She said if we wanted child support from July 2013 then we should have filed then. Fast forward to current date and... Read more »
I had a child while being married to my husband (after we got separated). Now we both would like to end our marriage as soon and easy as possible. He signed affidavit of non-paternity. Can we file for simplified divorce in Florida and state that we don't have kids on the petition?
You cannot file a simplified dissolution but you can file an uncontested dissolution. You will need to explain to the court about the child and the biological father may have to appear to confirm that he is financially responsible for the child. The law in Florida is that if you give birth while...Read more »
He will not budge on any terms except his own. I'm trying to move to an are where my last blood relatives are. We agreed for me to temporarily work out of state and bring the child with me during the summer. Now that school has started back, he is refusing to even let me talk with the child. What... Read more »
You do not mention if you have been to court for paternity. If you have then you need to apply to that court for relocation. If you have never been to court for paternity (or child support) then the mother has 100%rights to do what she wants, with the child, including moving.
She moved from here in Bay county where I live now and have most of my life She up and moved from Bay, Florida to Moline, Illinois without permission. Now she will not allow me to talk to my kids on the phone or even visit my kids. When I try she will not give me an address. I have no idea how my... Read more »
You do not say whether you have ever been to court to establish paternity. If the answer is yes then you can return to the court that established paternity and ask for timesharing. If the answer is no then mom had the legal right to move wherever she wants. You will need to file for paternity and...Read more »
I live in FL and he in NC. My daughter has expressed she wants to go to high school in NC so she can go to university there. He decided to be a part of her life @ age 10. Before this, I was taking care of everything 100% without any help from him. When he became involved, he asked that I not do... Read more »
Child support is the right of the child so legally you cannot waive it. I would suggest trying to reach an agreement with dad first. If he insists on child support if the move happens then you have the options of 1. not agreeing to the relocation and 2. pursuing back child support against him as I...Read more »
If they were joint liabilities then you are responsible also, regardless of what your divorce decree says. You can go back to divorce court if your ex had agreed to pay the liabilities but that will not necessarily change your credit report.
Here are the factors that the court will consider (about both parents):
The best interests of the child(ren) is the primary consideration in the Parenting Plan. In creating the Parenting Plan, all circumstances between the parents, including their historic relationship, domestic violence,...Read more »
In FL, they do "timesharing" and I have seen things that say what the courts consider when making those decisions. What i am wanting to know is how can I get enough timesharing that the child lives with me and I am not on child support?
In Florida children are shared. That is why it is not "custody" but timesharing. What you are asking about is how to get more time. The answer is by being the best parent that you can and putting your child's best interest ahead of your own. You are going to share the child with the mother until...Read more »
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