Tampa, FL asked in Child Support for Florida

Q: Can you request child support when the respondent files to modify an injunction?

I have had a permanent injunction against my ex boyfriend since July 2018. I did not ask for child support when I got that injunction. He has now filed to modify the injunction so he can see our son (our son is on the injunction), and I’m wondering if at this hearing I can ask for child support?

Paternity has not been established and he is on the birth certificate.

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unless you already have a companion case for paternity or divorce you will need to file that separately to pursue child support.

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

A: You have to file a petition for child support. There are guidelines the court must consider prior to awarding child support. I strongly doubt the judge will consider your request for child support at an injunction hearing.

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