Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Can my boyfriends wages be counted towards child support during a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 25, 2017

Probably not. The parents' incomes are used in the child support calculation, not a third party such as a boyfriend.
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Q: In the process of getting divorced on our own. Need assistance with kids situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on May 25, 2017

When children are involved, the Child Support Guidelines are required to obtain a divorce. Good luck.
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Q: if your going through a divorce and the fathers lawyer types up the divorce agreement and your not happy with

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Assuming you didn't sign the agreement, you can perhaps ask for a hearing and at that time tell the judge what you think the numbers should be.
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Q: I'm going through a divorce and me and my ex want write our own agreement for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 21, 2017

It does not work like that. You are required to use the Florida Child Support Guidelines when calculating child support. You can find them on-line. Good luck.
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Q: When to petition to modify C/S, which I have 2 kids living in CA (FL issued court order), and 1 graduate at 17 y/o?

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Answered on May 21, 2017

It's likely that the court will find that the agreement providing, in effect, that child support ends when the 17-year old graduates is contrary to law and therefor will not enforce it. But you should move now to resolve the discrepancy between the decree and the agreement.
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Q: I wanted to know if I have no income can I sign up for child support? I recently work but couldn't keep it because

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 19, 2017

Yes. Contact the Department of Revenue.
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Q: I have been divorced for a year and 1/2. My husband only had to pay child support for 6 months because my son was 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 17, 2017

No. You should have originally asked for it and it is probably too late now.
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Q: My child support is filed in a different county than she lives is this okay?

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

Where she and the child live doesn't, in general, affect your duty to pay child support.
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Q: If my son gets married before age of majority, but still lives with me, is child support still to be paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 13, 2017

Probably. I assume the decree doesn't say. If he still lives with you, despite his marital status he still lives with you and therefore is still dependent upon you; so support would still be owed in my opinion.
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Q: I just found out that my girlfriend that broke up with 3 years ago had my son

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 11, 2017

You need a paternity action filed immediately. This is too important to try to do it by yourself. I strongly advise that you utilize the services of an experienced family law attorney. You need to figure out how to borrow money for this purpose. This is your child's future we are talking about.
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Q: Is there a reciprocity law in Florida for child support ? Are there any statues that discuss this ?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 11, 2017

This doesn't sound like something Virginia has in its law, but you should post your question to the Florida section of this website to get some general info about Florida law. Generally, states give full faith and credit to court orders of other states, including custody and support orders.
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Q: I am order to pay CS but I often pay more than the court order. Can I use that as credit towards the arrears?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 11, 2017

You should certainly apply any over payments to your arrears.
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Q: Is it alright for child support to issue out a warrant on a closed case ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Litigation and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on May 10, 2017

From your statements I would say that yes it is allowed if the department feels justified to bring the same. I suggest that you speak to a family law attorney to have them look at the case and the warrant.
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Q: Do I have to fill out the mom's section of income in a child visitation/support case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 10, 2017

It appears from your post that you are referring to a financial affidavit in a paternity action. When you file your action for paternity with the financial affidavit, that financial affidavit should reflect your monthly financial snapshot - it should contain your income and such. When the mother is served with this action, she will also have to complete her own financial affidavit. If the mother does not work, at the very least minimum wage would be imputed to her for child support calculation...
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Q: My son has decided to live with his dad. Can I request I pay him the same amount of child support that he has paid me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 10, 2017

You can ask but, if the dad insists, the child support should be recalculated on the basis of both parties' income, etc.
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Q: Does the parent with Custody in Florida have to live with the child.

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

Your ex can delegate his custodial rights to his parents. If this interferes with your visitation you could request that the court enforce your custodial rights.

You cannot micromanage how he spends the child support you pay him. What he spends it on is not your concern, as long as your son is being taken care of.
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Q: My husband and I were recently arrested for DV. We were both issued no contact orders. As soon as he got out he threw

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 5, 2017

I would suggest filing your own divorce and not wait for him to do it. It also doesn't sound like you have an uncontested divorce so I probably wouldn't wait for that either. If after you get it started, you two reach an agreement that is fine but I would still get it started.
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Q: Will the State of Florida enforce a Bolivian Child Support requirement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 2, 2017
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Q: When does support stop

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

When the child support order says it does, or the child dies or reaches the age of 18. Sometimes it continues while the child is still in school.
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Q: What is the qualification for Civil Indigent Status? My brothers girlfriend filed for child support for anoutrageous

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on May 1, 2017

This would be a civil, not criminal case. Therefore whether or not he is indigent, he is not entitled to a free attorney.

Whether or not he is allowed visitation with the child doesn't affect how much child support he is required to pay.
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