Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Child support ending, Living in Puerto Rico, Children moved to Florida.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If the Puerto Rican child support order provides that child support ends when he graduates from high school, I believe that the Florida courts would have to give full faith and credit to the Puerto Rican court order. Therefore yes, your child support obligation would be finished.

Q: Filing for divorce, me and husband separated for 4 years. Newborn isn’t his. Can i ask for Zero child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Mr Eric Klein's answer
The answer to your question is not so simple, you have a complex situation. What you will need to do is disestablish paternity with your husband and establish paternity with the child’s biological father. Once you establish paternity with the biological father, then you can avoid completing the child support guidelines. Without going through this process, a judge will not allow the divorce to go through. Good luck

Q: How many days do they have to file a seizure of property from the day they took the property in the state of Alabama

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You might want to rephrase your question so that it can be understood (Who took what kind of property? Did they take it pursuant to a court order or as a secured party? And what do you mean by "file a seizure of property"?) , and ask it in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Alabama ›, because it appears to relate to the law of that state.

Q: Florida held the payments made to me for a child support order bc of modification review. Will I get them for back child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
This answer assumes that you are in court in Florida, not Ohio. The court should do the math regarding what was previously owed and what will be owed going forward. You should receive credit for any balance due and owing to you on the effective date of the modification.

Q: W/ only 4mos of child support left, can my husband directly pay his 17yo daught. if ex isn’t prov. safe living/food?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Yes, call CPS.

Generally, child support is payable to the custodial parent, not the child. So if he pays the child directly it probably won't count. But to be sure, post your question at Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Tennessee › Family Law ›.

Q: What can i do if my dad stop sending me child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, you can't, directly, do anything about it. Child support is payable to the custodial parent. If your mother is not getting the child support that your father should be paying, she has remedies.

Q: Tax fraud was exposed during child support trial, is a judge likely to report it?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
This is a very complex issue that cannot be fully addressed in this format. Call a good tax attorney directly. Most of us offer a free consultation.

Q: If I turn 18 but have not graduated from HS. Can I choose what parent I live with?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I don't think the divorce papers mean anything; you are considered an adult when you turn 18, and can live with whomever will have you.

Q: What does this mean in layman's terms? When does CS stop for my 18yo daughter? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Assuming she is the youngest child, is she going to graduate before her next birthday? Is she still your dependent? If so, you need to ask the court to extend the order so that the father will be required to continue paying child support.

Q: Would that be the assistant to the judge of the original divorce case. We have not been assigned a judge yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Wherever the case is currently pending. If the case is filed then there is a judge assigned.

Q: I have filed a modification of child custody and child support. Two of my minor children have moved in with me. How do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Call the assistant to the judge handling your case and ask for a hearing.

Q: For income verification in my case, do I calculate my average weekly pay since my hours change from week to week?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Average your income over as long a period of time that you can but do not include the time that you were not working. If you know that you will go back to 40 hours in January then you need to tell that to the court.

Q: My ex owes $24k in child support. Does this warrant an injunction against him taking the kids out of state for xmas?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Generally you cannot restrict timesharing because of monetary issues. If you go back to court on the child support issue you can bring to the court's attention that he has money to go on out of state vacations.

Q: I entered a mediated post judgment settlement agreement with the mother 6 months ago. how do i get it approved by court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You need to file your agreement with the clerk of court where your current order is from. See if they have a self help desk.

Q: Got letter from FL RD with a child support case open. Im married for 8 years. Do I have to pay not knowing I had a child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
The mother would have had to file a paternity case against you to establish that you are the father. If that happened then it is possible that you would have a child support obligation.

Q: Can I contest child support amount? He doesn’t want to share school expenses, medical bills etc

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Child support is always modifiable. As long as you have valid reasons you can file a Petition for Modification.

Q: Tomorrow I have a courtdate to modify child support since the father of my kids claims losing his job back in March 2018

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You can tell the court tomorrow what you believe his earning potential is. It is possible that the court will set a status conference in the future. If not then you will need to request another hearing when you know about his new earnings.

Q: How can I get the tax refund Intercepted by state of FL 6 months ago?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You need to contact the court that ordered the child support to straighten this out.

Q: I recieve Medicaid and Food stamps. Will child support be requested from my babies father by Florida State?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Yes, as soon as you register for public assistance they will start looking for the father to pay child support.

Q: Can I request and get approved a reduction in child support if my financial situation has changed?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 6, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Child support is based on each parent's income, not their expenses. If you are earning the same amount it will probably not warrant a decrease in child support.

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