Asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: My husband received a summons for a Request for Admissions for a new child support case.

His daughter is now 10 yrs old. Paternity wasnt established until 2016 and he was then added to the birth certificate. The mother didnt show up to court so no child support payments were ordered. Now she is requesting a modification and wants retroactive child support from the date the child was born. How can he avoid that being that the mother kept the child from him for 7 years and he wasnt on the birth certificate.

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Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson
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A: Retroactive child support only goes back 2 years from the date she filed the child support action in the state of Florida. Therefore, she will not succeed in asking for arrears from the child's DOB.

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