A father is awarded custody of a child following a divorce. Since the father is in service at the time, temporary custody goes to the paternal grandparents pending the father's return from duty per the divorce agreement. Upon return the father never assumes custody, the child remains with... View More
You need to return to the court that issued the most recent order on custody/ timesharing and ask for clarification (or modification) if the circumstances have changed. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I have not filed for divorce yet but have told my husband I want one. He has now quit his high paying job and says he is looking for another lower paying job. Could this be an attempt to get out of paying so much for child support?
When a divorce is filed, any wage earner is expected to continue to earn at the same level unless the reduction in income is out of their control. Child support is based on each parent’s income. If a person becomes voluntarily underemployed then you can argue that to the judge. Speak with a local...View More
My child support was closed by the department of revenue as they said I paid all that was owed. Then a few months later I get a notice saying the case is being reopened by the courts saying I still owe almost $5,000. I paid all my arrears it took me a few years after my daughter turned 18 but I got... View More
The Department of Revenue should have a full accounting of all of your payments, as long as you paid through the central depository. Hopefully when you confirmed that you were paid up you got something in writing. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
In Florida, the time it takes to receive a child support payment after Social Security has taken a lump sum for child support can vary. This process often depends on several factors, including the efficiency of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the state child support enforcement agency....View More
Your daughter needs to contact whoever sent the letter to determine if it is legitimate. If it is, then she needs to contact the court that issued the child support order. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Florida. Parenting plan states mental health must be mutually agreed. Agreement for provider was reached. Child has been actively going to sessions for several months. Non Custodial parent now states they no longer consent to child seeing provider and is demanding the primary parent to change... View More
The current law is that either parent my consent to mental health counseling for child. If child is already in counseling by agreement then the parent that wants a change must go to court if no agreement can be reached. Otherwise child continues with current provider. Speak with a local family...View More
As long as you are asking about family court, you can be ordered to provide insurance for any children that you have. I do not think that you can be ordered to provide health insurance for yourself. There may be circumstances where you can be ordered to have life insurance to secure your child...View More
I own property and am trying to sell it. I owe back child support however I am on a current payment arrangement for the reers and current that it owed. When selling the property can the state still hold a lean against my property when on an active payment arrangement
You do not mention if there is already a lien filed or if there is just the threat of a lien. If the lien is already filed there is probably nothing that you can do. Regardless, you need to be in touch with the agency that is enforcing the child support to confirm what will happen upon the sale of...View More
As a father I was awarded 100% custody of our two young children through a domestic violence injunction order. Mother responded with a petition for paternity. I wasn't able to afford legal representation for trial on September 29th and somewhat poorly represented myself and the interest of our... View More
Technically, you should follow whatever the judge orders, even if it is verbal. The written order should match what was said verbally. If you have an issue with what you should do then you must return to court to ask for clarification. If you have concerns about the children missing school when...View More
My husband was arrested on 4, 3-4 year old arrest orders for child support purges. He is current on payments at this time as it has been getting taken out of his paychecks for atleast 5 years. We can not afford the purge amount or for him to serve the time in jail.
Yes, there may be something that can be done to have old child support purge orders dropped in Florida. You can pay the purge amount, file a motion to modify the purge order, or file a motion to quash the arrest warrant. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's...View More
Unless you legally adopt the children you will have no legal obligation to them, child support or otherwise. As far as protections with your potential spouse, you can enter into a prenuptial agreement. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
In 05 I was ordered to pay almost $1k a month in child support. I changed jobs and filed a modification. the children’s mother heard about this and moved and never gave the state her new address. her D.L address doesn’t match her residence. all modification were denied as the state can’t... View More
Although it is possible, generally payors do not go to jail for not paying child support. If you are ordered to pay a specific amount and you have that amount in your possession (bank account, etc.) then you can be ordered to pay by a certain time or be jailed. This is called you having the keys to...View More
They only visited her maybe once a year or every other year but I should not be obligated to pay her. Should have she paid child support to me or my mom since we had them, not knowing the laws how could have we known what to do.
Why do you think that you need to pay child support? If there is a court order that says that you need to pay child support then you need to file a motion with the court that issued the order explaining that the children have lived with you. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
My children have missed their prescribed weekend with me three times in the last 2 months. I believe this makes it necessary to file for her to be held in contempt. She also started working recently, as she was formerly on disability, so I need to renegotiate child support as well.
To find pro bono legal assistance for child support and custody matters in Florida, you can start by reaching out to local legal aid organizations, the Florida Bar Association's pro bono program, and nearby law schools that may have clinics or programs offering free legal services....View More
I share 50/50 custody of my children with my ex in FL. My child has autism and receives ssi each month. My ex is the sole payee for this money. Does this count toward HER monthly net income when determining my child support payments?
SSI received by a child does not count as a parent's income; however, it is part of the child support calculation and should reduce your obligation. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I want to modify my child support because I’m not making nearly as much as I once was. The other side said they’re going to request my bank statements. I occasionally have family send me money through it when I can’t afford things, will that affect it? I’m struggling to pay the amount... View More
Child support is based on your income, which you can prove with pay stubs if you are a W-2 employee. As long as the loans from your family are not regular (emergency only) then they should not count towards your income. However, you may have to show the bank statements to prove that. Speak with a...View More
My daughters father makes child support payment by depositing it to my account at the bank on the 1st of every month. This month he didnt do it and did not respond after i reminded him. I want to file for child support payments through the state of florida. How can I do that? He lives in broward i... View More
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