Tampa, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: My Daughter is 2, her mom and I lived together until 6 months ago. She applied for Assistance, now I owe back CS.

We were both paying the bills when living together. So we were both supporting my daughter. Why do I owe back child support? Can I get it removed?

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Oxalis Bianca Garcia
Oxalis Bianca Garcia
Answered
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Did you attend the final hearing???? Usually at the final hearing you would testify that you supported your daughter until 6 months ago. If after separation you failed to provide monetary support for your daughter or any other type of support (i.e. buying clothes, food, diapers, etc) or failed to provide proof of support for that time, then you would owe at least 6 mos of back child support (retroactive to the date of separation).

If you feel there was mistake seek the counsel of a Family Law attorney who can review your documents and advise you on how to proceed.

John Arthur Smitten
John Arthur Smitten
Answered
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have to file a motion for credits against the child support arrears.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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