Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: I am receiving back payment from child support, my two daughters are 20, and 21.There father

has emphasized that the child support payment should go to my daughters, one is in college and gets disability and the other lives with me ,refuses to pay anything. every now and then she might pay a bill (the water bill). What is the back support payment of child support for. The father has put a wedge between me and my daughters.

Can you please explain to me and my daughters. Please thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer
Deborah Annette Carroll
Deborah Annette Carroll
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The back child support is owed to you, not your daughters. You supported your daughters during the time this support was ordered and not paid. This money is reimbursing you for the financial burden you carried when you were the only parent supporting your children.

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