Pembroke Pines, FL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: Can I charge the father of my grandchild rent as I will be housing his child after abandoning my daughter

My daughter is currently finishing her degree and has not worked so my husband and I will be helping her raise the child

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

A: You can charge him rent if he is living in your house but you say he has abandoned the mother. If that is the case then the mother needs to pursue child support from the father, which she can share with you for expenses.

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

A: No. However, your daughter can file a petition for child support against the father. Your daughter is living in your house, he is not.

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