Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My son is turning 21 in April and I obtained an order of Abatement in Kissimmee, Florida. However,there is an arreage

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

If your court order specified credit or rebate during the summer months you had the children the court should consider this. Certainly appears to have some likelihood of success.
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Q: My ex is going to inherit a business and property. I have a child support arrears of over $75,000. He's in Texas, me FL

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

You may want to get a Texas attorney to file paperwork in the probate in Texas to establish your child support lien as soon as the probate is opened in Texas.
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Q: I pay child support for two teenagers, they recently moved in with me with their mother's blessing. Still have to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

You should prepare a stipulated motion and order modifying the child support and timesharing plan and file it with the court. I recommend you have an attorney prepare the necessary paperwork.
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Q: I just filled for child support today and I was trying to see how it works and what is the process I have a 4 year old &

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

Contact your local Department of Revenue
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Q: Received a letter for child support to be reviewed. Ex-wife said she did not request it. Does the court do it themselve?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

Yes. If someone applied for governmental assistance.
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Q: Hello and thanks for taking my question. I am the non-custodial parent who is paying 650 a month. I'm behind we were

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017

If their is no court order specifying your right to claim the deduction it then often times falls by default to the custodian and or members of her household. According to the IRS rules the parent who provides more than 50% of the support should be the one to claim the deduction.
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Q: Can I be held in contempt if I start making payments?

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

No you cannot be held in contempt if you start making payments. It may trigger some department review and cause them to look harder. Blood in the water usually attracts the sharks---not to say that DOR are sharks but...

I suggest you consult an attorney to get more specific advise and strategies:
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Q: My husband requested a modification the beginning of Dec2016. In January we received notification of a hearing.

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

Until your modification is granted the last court order is an enforceable order and contempt may be sought. Inability to pay may constitute a defense.
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Q: How to do Child Support Guidelines worksheet if both parents are unemployed & full time students living off stud loans?

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

Imputed income for both parents. At least minimum wage.
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Q: My girlfriend and I are moving in together. She has a 2 year old son. She moved here to Florida just over a year ago...

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

When a custodial parent seeks child support, there is always the chance that the other parent, in retribution, may seek formal court-ordered custody or visitation. That is just the way it is.

But the Florida courts would have exclusive jurisdiction to decide custody/ visitation, because the child has been in this state for at least six months. Under the circumstances you describe it seems unlikely that she would be required to move back to Ohio.

You and your girlfriend having...
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Q: If the father of my child pays c.s doea that give him the right to change my childs last name?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 9, 2017

No. There is a legal process to be followed for a legal name change and he is not following it.
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Q: My children's mother agreed to let me take them every weekend in text. Is that an agreeable contract if we both agree

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

No, that is not enforceable. You need to get a petition filed for time sharing, so that you have a court order, to protect your rights. You should hire a lawyer to do that for you.
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Q: I've been notified by state FL. For child support after we agreed in writing no support will be seeked the letter is

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

Unfortunately, even if the agreement was witnessed by a rabbi, priest and imam, and notarized by the President of the United States, unless the agreement is reduced to a court order signed by a judge, it has no effect. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss the issue.
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Q: MY SON IS 16 AND KNOCKED UP HIS GF AND THE MOTHER IS SIGNING THE PERMISSION FOR HIM TO GET MARRIED. DO I STILL PAY C.S.

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

You have to file a motion to stop the child support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: during a joint custody battle should i still allow visitation to the other parent or wait until the case is settle.

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

Need more information to answer your question. This would require a phone call. Feel free to call me to discuss your question. Thank you.
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Q: What if kids father refusing to respond to mail and works under the table and under associates ssn to avoid paying

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case. A lawyer can gather the evidence you need.
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Q: I have been seperated from my husband for 15 years. We have a 16 yr old son. My son was staying with him until December

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

File a petition with the court for custody of the child
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Q: My daughter is 17, is it too late for me to apply for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

You can still apply for child support.
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Q: My ex is not working, have not received child support in 6 mos. He is moving to NY in 3 weeks. What are my options?

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

If he has the ability to move, he has the ability to pay. Is the Department of Revenue handling this? Have Motions for Contempt been filed/heard? You already have a court order, you just need to enforce it. Depending on your jurisdiction, the courts should make him show proof that he is not voluntarily unemployed. Bottom line - you need to get before a judge and he needs to be threatened with jail. That usually works.
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Q: custody divorce relocation

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 17, 2017

I do not fully understand your question. You need to be in one place for six months to establish jurisdiction.
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