New Port Richey, FL asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: Question modified - Can pending child support order be changed to request child support prior to filing date?

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 financials have not been enforced or even completed, can the financial portion be modified to request support for 2 years prior to filing? Kind of confusing. Child has now relocated to other parent's. Since other parent is now asking for 29 months of future c.s., can we request the 24 months prior to filing cancel out 24 months of future c.s.? If not, can we include the prior 24 months since financial modification is still "

reserved" and never ordered/finalized?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Rand Scott Lieber

Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: 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.

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