Cape Coral, FL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: I want to leave father of my 16 yo daughter we have been together 24 yrs can can I request alimony and support in Florid

And what could I except in support, she has 3 years left in high school I average 10,000 a year he makes 60,000

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Assuming you are not married, you don't qualify for alimony. If you are awarded custody, you would be awarded child support. What do you mean that you "average 10.000 a tray"?

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Destardes Moore
Destardes Moore
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Florida doesn't recognize common law marriage, so you wouldn't be entitled to alimony. However, you can file a Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief before the minor child reaches the age of majority. The Court will likely calculate child support in accordance with the child support guidelines. If you'll have purchased any property together and are unable to reach an agreement regarding the division of the property then you would need to file a civil action. Good Luck!

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