Tampa, FL asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: Can I request temporary child support during a paternity proceeding?

My ex bf has filed to establish his paternity, and we have an upcoming hearing. I wanted to know if I can request temporary child support while this case is pending? He has not seen our daughter in over a year & nor has he sent any money to help support her and child support had been unable to find him. Now that we know where he is can I ask the judge to order temporary child support?

He is on the birth certificate.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can pursue child support at a minimum from the date that papers were filed in court and under the proper circumstances you can go back two years.

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson
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Answered
  • North Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, you can request temporary child support pending a final order in the case.

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B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones
Answered

A: You should consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you with this case. You can ask for child support but you will have to file the appropriate pleadings to do so. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and mention you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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