Q: if a parent left spouse & babies ¬ heard from over 16 years ,remarried but we still married ,is it illegible ?
In 2002 my husband of 8 years left and never came back ,no contact of any kind for 16 years,except when found by child support and ordered to pay but hasnt,found out he has remarried last year because his other WIFE posted the event on social media and we arent even divorced,can i hold him responsible for legal issues i am now having to go through from child support or can he still be held liable to pay all that support even though his youngest just turned 18
A: You have mixed up several unrelated issues; but I will try to untangle them and answer.
1. It is illegal to be married to two different people at the same time--whether in Florida or any other state. It is the crime called "bigamy."
2. If Florida was able to track your husband down and ordered him to pay child support there is no way for him to get out of it.
3. Although the liability for child support stops when a child turns 18, the amount accrued and unpaid will remain as a debt forever--or until he finally gets caught and is forced to pay it.
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