St. Cloud, FL asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida

Q: Recently the father of my son passed away. A letter was found in his apartment that said he owed child support.

How can I go about collecting any amount paid into that support?

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

A: You can contact whatever agency was collecting the support. Big picture, in Florida, it is the Central Depository or State Disbursement Unit. If, in fact. they had collected any child support they should have tried to forward it to you (assuming that you are the obligee) already. I do not think that you can pursue unpaid child support since the obligor has passed away. See if you have a local child support enforcement office. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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