New Port Richey, FL asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: Can you request child support prior to date of filing? Case is still open.

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 we are still dealing with this case. As of February 2019, child has moved with that parent and is asking for future child support even without current case being finalized. Since we have to go to court, can we ask for child support to exceed our filing date?

*** Original order was never finalized.***

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1 Lawyer Answer

Rand Scott Lieber

Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Normally on a new child support matter you can go back two years prior to filing. It is different if you are asking for a modification of an already existing order.

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