Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: If I file for divorce and my husband doesn’t want custody or anything to do with the kids Is this allowed?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

One way or another you are going to "share" the children. That is the law. Infidelity does not matter.
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Q: If I’m a stay at home mom and file for divorce Can I get primary custody of our kids?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

The two of you are going to "share" the children. Nobody gets "primary custody." The schedule will be based on both parents availability as well as the parents historical roles. Since you are a stay at home mom presumably you have done most of the work regarding the children. This will be a factor in your favor but does not mean that he will be excluded from sharing time with the children.
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Q: Mydaughterturned18movedoutofmyhouseinfloridamovedinwithmominnewyorkcanshegetchildsupportfrommemydaughtertoldme

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Was your space bar working when you typed the title of your question?

The mother owes almost you $30,000? If the child support agency contacts you about child support, hopefully you can prove that.
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Q: I have Family Order for 2 daughters. Today the oldest is 18 and she left her dad's home. Will the child supp. change?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

Yes, but depending on how old your order is you may need to go back to court to reduce and recalculate the child support for one child. It is not automatic.
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Q: my girlfriend is having my baby, do i have to pay child support even though we are living together but not married

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

No, you will not be sued for child support unless the mother sues you, or she obtains state aid (in which case the state might sue you).
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Q: Is it legal for a woman to just start trying to collect child support after a child turns 10?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

The entitlement to child support belongs to the child, not the parent. If you are the biological father and there is a paternity order then she can seek child support on behalf of the child. As a separate matter, you have a right to timesharing with the child.
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Q: If I had a child with someone that has 3 other kids, can she collect child support for all of them from me. Not married

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

No, you are only financially responsible for biological or legally adopted children.
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Q: Are grandparents allowed in Florida Family Court during hearings involving our daughters son ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Her attorney represents your daughter, not you. That might be the reason the attorney won't give you a straight answer.

You might need to retain your own attorney.

Generally, whether or not he pays child support is immaterial to questions of visitation.
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Q: I have a court order support for my son in nyc but I moved to Florida. My son is turning 18 and is moving here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

He can go where he wants, once he turns 18.

What does the order say about support after age 18?
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Q: Child support ordered in fl got a letter from AL saying time to review how is that possible if its a FL order? Looking t

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

Perhaps because the obligor (person who is supposed to pay child support) is in Alabama.
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Q: I still owe my son's mother back child support do I still have to pay to her if I get full custody of my son

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

A change in custody does not change any support that you already owe. Make sure that you get a court order regarding the change.
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Q: Can my ex husband stop paying child support bc we moved out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

In Florida, child support and timesharing are two separate issues. He is obligated to continue paying child support no matter where you live. On the other hand, you can get in trouble with the court for moving away if that is contrary to your parenting plan.
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Q: My finance was incarcerated for 10 years and was recently released. Now he's in collection for $21,000.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

Sorry not enough information to say for sure. Best suggestion is for you to consult with an attorney in your area to review the whole situation.
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Q: Looking for clarification on child support/transportation meaning.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

The quoted language you provided means the person beginning timesharing does the transportation. That means when your time is done the other parent must pick up to begin their timesharing. It does not mean one parent doing both ends.
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Q: I was just recently started paying child support. My children's mother had me come get the children from her in Panama

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 3, 2017

You ask the court which set your child support, at $450 per month, to change the child support in light of the changed custody arrangement.
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Q: Do you still pay Child Support for an adoptive child who receives a monthly subsidy?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 2, 2017

The subsidy should be factored in to the child support calculation.
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Q: my child lived with me her hole life. Father filing for 50/50 custody to avoid support. What happens now.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 1, 2017

How old is your child? Whatever the case may you cannot deprive him of parenthood which qualify him for partial custody!! /clarify your question??
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Q: I've heard if you have 10 or more kids they take you off child support is that true????

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 30, 2017

Is it from one wife? There are of course limits???
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Q: My son has 2 daughters and raised them with wife not legally married..they went to court few months ago for mediation fo

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 29, 2017

I'm not sure which it is: "wife not legally married"; either she is marred to him (and therefore his wife) or not married (and not his wife). But in any event, yes: it's up to the court to decide who is telling the truth. She is entitled to child support from when the children's parents separated, not from when the children were born (if the parents were living together with the children).
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Q: My ex and I have written/notarized agreement regarding CS and visitation but she is not keeping up w/ it. what can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017

Your only remedy is to go to court. If the child lives in NY then you will need to go to court there. You can use your notarized agreements as evidence in support of your position but ultimately the court will decide what is in the best interest of the child.
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