Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: I am Canadian and pregnant by a US Citizen. Currently still in the US and I need to know what my rights are.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Getting pregnant does not change your immigration status. You have no rights against the father until the child is born, at which point you will need to file a petition for paternity to collect child support. You need to speak with an immigration lawyer about your status.
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Q: I was the noncustodial parent paying child support. Now I have custody. How can I get support from mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You can always return to court to ask for a modification of child support.
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Q: The father of my kids owes $15,000.00 in back child support. We got back together does he still have to pay me back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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Q: custodial leaves the kids with the other parent and leaves the country without telling them what procedures can be taken

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You would file to modify custody, giving primary physical custody to the other parent.
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Q: My son turns 18 on June 1st 2018. Do I have to pay that last month of child support>?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
If he has graduated high school then stop paying on June 1. You need to read your agreement carefully about when child support ends.
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Q: I didn't file for child support because I didn't know where the father was. can I file now if my son is 11 years old

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You can always pursue child support on behalf of the child until they are 18.
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Q: Can I still be charged with child support even after i have given up my parental rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You still owe child support which accrued until the child is adopted. The state can sue you for what it paid out for the support of the child, even if the caregiver has not asked for that.
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Q: If the custodial parent has refused advice, lied,and denied that the child has development issues, is that neglect?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
The bottom line is that if you have shared parenting and cannot agree on medical treatment then you must return to court.
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Q: Am I responsible for any financial situations if I am paying child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Normally your obligation for uncovered medical expenses is written into the final judgment or parenting plan. If the agreement is silent then she would have to take you to court to force you to pay.
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Q: I am a father living in FL and 2 daughters with their mom in Puerto Rico. I want to pay child support, can I do it in FL

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Were you married or is it paternity? If there is no current court order then normally child support is ordered where the children live.
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Q: I want to live with my dad at Nevada but my mom doesn’t let me and she lives in Florida, is there a calm solution?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Mr Eric Klein's answer
Sorry to say, but until you are 18 years old, you've got nothing to say about where you live. The best thing to do is for you and your mom go to counseling and convince the counselor to convince your mom to let you go. Go luck.
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Q: What happens if the father doesn't respond to being served in the 30 days for child support?

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Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Then the court can enter a default against him. If he was properly served then the court can order him to appear.
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Q: Child Support question.. The biological father of my child stated that he is not responsible for her child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
If there was a child support order in place prior to the incarceration then he is responsible for the arrearage.
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Q: How can I request child support that is in arrears to be waived? The child is 19 now and has been living with me.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If you have a court date coming up, why not request it then?
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Q: What are my chances of getting a modification of child support father never visits and refuses to help even though he mo

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It's not very likely that you can get a CS modification for these reasons. CS and visitation are not inter-related.
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Q: My child lives in Pa and my ex thinks I have to continue paying child support even though she turns 18 in June,

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
What does the child support order say? If it doesn't say otherwise, and assuming it was issued by a Florida court, child support ends when the child turns 18.
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Q: How to enforce child support after divorce, when it wasn't established at first. See More Information please! Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The Florida Department of Revenue will help. Try this link:

http://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/apply/Pages/apply.aspx
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Q: How can I get my payments lowered in child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The child support you are expected to pay is your share. If it isn't calculated based upon her imputed income, it should be. Contact the Department of Revenue to find out how it is calculated.
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Q: Does my ex husband have to pay child support for those months that he gets three paychecks in?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
What he is saying is probably true. Child support is normally a set figure per month. If it is automatically deducted from his paycheck (or he pays every payday), the deductions are calculated so as to total the monthly amount.
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Q: Can I be on the phone with the judge and both Attorneys for my Pretrial conference?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Mr Eric Klein's answer
It sounds like you have an attorney is afraid to go to trial. It's time to find another lawyer. Meanwhile, you MUST get your lawyer on the phone and demand that he set the case for trial. Good luck.
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