Lake Worth, FL asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida

Q: Child support lawsuit Vs. Disability

The mother of my child filed a lawsuit against me for child support money. I haven’t worked in three years due to work injuries and I’m unable to work because of my restrictions. I send my medical files to the department of revenue. I asked them to modify my support payment. Even when I was paying child support she never answered my calls and text for a whole year and still not letting me speak nor see our son. All she want is money and she’s trying to use me. What can I do?

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

A: You must deal directly with the court that issued the child support order. File a motion and explain your situation. Timesharing and child support are not directly related, meaning if one parent withholds the child that is not a reason to not pay child support. You are raising complicated issues that should be discussed with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The DOR is not a Court of Law. The DOR merely enforces the Orders of the Courts of Law.

As long as there is an enforceable judicial Order requiring you to pay child support, you must obey the Order.

If it is true that you cannot work, then you have to go back to Court, not whine to DOR.

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