Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: In FL...can I collect child support if father is in prison?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 25, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Is the father independently wealthy? He would basically have to have an income while he is incarcerated for you to be able to collect child support from him.

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Q: My kids are now in 40's. My ex owes court ordered back support. Can I still collect now.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 24, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Maybe, but maybe not. You need to see an attorney about this.

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Q: My ex-husband doesn't pay child support. He is ordered thru the state to do so and still doesn't and gets away with it

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 24, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The actual help you need is not available in just words on the internet. What you need is an actual attorney to bring a motion for contempt and have a hearing. This might need to be done a number of times.

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Q: Can I ask for more for child support being that the father is working now??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps, depending upon the facts, and all I know is what you have written.

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Q: Can the father of my child still be put on child support even if he didn't sign the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, You have to file a paternity petition, perhaps through the department of revenue.

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Q: When you marry and have other kids, should child support decrease?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 19, 2015

Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Child support does not decrease when you have additional children like this. No, you cannot get a modification for this reason.

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Q: Is it the responsibility of the payor or payee to terminate child support? Will over payment be refunded?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 16, 2015

Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It should be automatic. But I do not know enough about the circumstances to say much more.

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Q: Can a lawyer help lower your back child support amount?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 18, 2015

Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps. It depends upon the facts.

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Q: Does my new court ordered modification for child support superseed and close the florida dept of rev case

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 18, 2015

Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No. There are not enough facts here to give you a full answer.

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Q: What do I file in the State of Florida to forestall child support payments while my SSA disability is being decided?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 17, 2015

Answered on Mar 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The most likely motion to file is a motion to suspend the child support. But what you need to do is go see an attorney in your area.

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Q: If the one paying child support pays $4,000 how fast will I get it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 15, 2015

Answered on Mar 18, 2015

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It depends upon whether the payment goes through the clerk or the state or both. Usually the turn around is supposed to be about four days.

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Q: Received support order while incarcerated. I couldn't pay obviously. Got a new one and ready to pay. What could happen

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 17, 2015

Answered on Mar 18, 2015

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You have to actually go see an attorney about this. They can try to get you held in contempt of court for failing to pay.

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Q: When my child finishs high school and is eighteen . Do I stop pay child support or do I have to file a form out first

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 15, 2015

Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the final judgment. It is usually automatic once the child turns 18.

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Q: will I do jail time?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 13, 2015

Answered on Mar 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You can be sentenced to up to 180 days in jail. Get counsel on your side.

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Q: Is this legal? Should I do something? I'm worried really

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 12, 2015

Answered on Mar 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What she did to you might be a very serious crime. You should report it to the police, most likely.

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Q: I was taken off of cs the mother has since gotten mad and has said that she is going too put me back on CS. Can that hap

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 12, 2015

Answered on Mar 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts and I do not know enough of them. The short answer is yes, that can happen.

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Q: My fiance leaves in fl and his children in PR. He have tried to modify the order for almost a year.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on Mar 6, 2015

Answered on Mar 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts. I do not know any of them. In order to get a modification, there must be a substantial change in circumstances, in this case, probably that his income has decreased tremendously and he is not able to find commensurate employment for over a year.

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