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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I'm not the one with the case...my current boyfriend is and he's paying child support and back child suppprt

However she doesn't work eventhough I got her a job twice at my job and is currently living with us without her child... so he is essentially giving her money for a kid she doesn't live with and on top of that she currently resides In our house

Laura E. Kenney
Laura E. Kenney answered on Oct 6, 2021

In order to guide you in the right direction, I would need a little more information about the child and where they are currently living. Child support can be modified through the Courts with a showing of a substantial change in circumstances. Feel free to reach out to me through my profile for... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: How can I serve papers to a realtor company if it’s all virtual. There’s no physical address, can I send via email?

I am trying to get financial records, dad is a realtor and hiding money. I would like to subpoena so that I can have records for child support court

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 5, 2021

If it is any sort of registered business then you can look it up on sunbiz.org

As a business entity you are required to provide a physical address and a registered agent to receive service of process.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: How can I stop child support? My children are both of age now.

I was going to stop paying when the my older son lived with me but I did not. I continued to pay for both untill about August this year. My case is in Alabama, but I live in Florida. Now I am behind and they are saying I can not file form CS 44 until it is paid in full. I just do not know what to... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 3, 2021

If this is an Alabama case, why didn't you ask your question in the Alabama section of Justia?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: At home insemination Via sperm donor

I will soon be having a baby through at home insemination Via sperm donor. Me and the sperm donor agreed to sign his Rights away. How do I go about this? And how do I get a contract. Also would that paper work hold up in court if it came down to it? I’m not familiar with Florida law bc I’m not... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 1, 2021

I'm amused by your description of old fashioned copulation. Whether an agreement to waive paternal rights may or may not hold up in court.

And, as to the paperwork being signed by a same-sex couple, I assume both partners are women, one of them being the birth mother and the other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Any service that can assist with getting child support from a mother out of state?

I have went through the state but nothing seems to be getting done, I have the children 100% of the time and she give little to no assistance.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 23, 2021

If the Florida Department of Revenue doesn't seem to be doing anything, you can always contact an attorney licensed to practice in the state where the mother lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What do I do next if my ex motions to set aside default before the final judgement?

What is my next step if my ex fills out the Motion To Set Aside Default form? She is in default from my supplemental petition for modification for timeshare and child support. (I assume she would need to get a lawyer at that point and I will no longer be able to self litigate effectively. The judge... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Sep 20, 2021

This is between your ex and the court. If he or she can present a good cause, the court could grant the default and the case moves on. There is not much you can do.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: I'm Pro Se in a Child Support Modification Petition. Am I supposed to name my mother as a "non-lawyer"?

At my request, my mother is helping me to fill out the legal forms and file them online. Do I have to name her as a "non-lawyer" on the legal forms?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 19, 2021

Does the form ask for that? If not, no.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: I filed a supplemental petition for modification and my ex has not responded in the allotted time. What do I do next?

I filed a supplemental petition to modify the parenting plan and child support to reflect the timeshare actually received. (She pays bare minimum and does not pick up her days.) I served her these motions and filed with the court, but she has not served me with the proper response. All she has... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2021

Contact the judge's assistant and ask if you need to schedule a hearing or, alternatively, if the judge will rule on your supplemental petition without a hearing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Hello, I am a mom in the process of separation from my husband. Is it a good idea to sell my house?

We purchased the house before we got married. I don't have money or a place to go but he suggested that we sell the house... what should I do?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 29, 2021

You should not before you understand the ownership of the house. You should talk to an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Wife walked out on me and daughters

We - myself, my wife of 22 years, eldest daughter 21 and twin girls 16 - immigrated to St Augustine FL from South Africa in March 2020 via sponsorship by my brother. We all have permanent residence green card. A couple of months ago my wife got a new job and on the day the twins came home from... Read more »

Camila Martin
Camila Martin answered on Aug 27, 2021

You should file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and request that the Court sets a timesharing with your daughters and their mother and establishes child support.

DISCLAIMER: The answer provided here do not constitute legal advice. Any statements made are based on the limited facts...
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Q: Good afternoon, I have an accumulate debt on Puerto Rico . My daughters are of legal age whit children. How I can closed

There not interested in that money, what I need to do for close the case ??

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 24, 2021

You should ask this question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Puerto Rico > Child Support, because it is not a matter of Florida law. By typically child support is owed to the child's custodian, not to the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can I prove to court I’ve been paying my ex directly for child support so I won’t have to make retroactive payment?

I calculated monthly support payments online with Florida child support calculator and would like to pay her that amount until the court case is final.

Nicole Vette
Nicole Vette answered on Aug 20, 2021

Yes, but no cash as there is no paper trail and clearly put child support in memo line.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Will the court take into account other children when a new case for child support is opened?

I was served papers from a girlfriend whom I last saw 8 years ago. She alleges I am the father of her child. My wife and I have a daughter who is 3 and we were concerned that if this were true, we would be unable to provide adequately for our daughter. Using a calculator, the estimated child... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 16, 2021

No--not unless you are divorced and are obligated by law to pay child support to two (or more) different women at the same time.

I know many people will think this does not sound "fair." But the child support laws are designed to help all the single mothers out there raise their...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Regarding “non regular payments”

Hi there! I just had a quick question. I’ve been receiving child support for 8-9 years and I’ve never had this happen. My ex is paying his support, has been consistently for 3-4 years now. The payments have come in but the dept of child support is holding them. They said there’s a lock on my... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 15, 2021

I don't see any question, "quick" or otherwise.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: In florida I pay child support served papers for name change for daughter. Am I still responsible to pay child support
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 11, 2021

Yes. Someone wants to change your daughter's name, but that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with whether or not your obligation to continue to pay child support. If she was being adopted, for example, that would be different.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My children are 27 and 24 I owe back child support but I can prove that I had the children for 4 years

Can I file for back child support for the four years and have it come off what I owe

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 4, 2021

You could have filed child support modification at the start of the 4 years you had the child. You have long past the due date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can I petition for custody of my grandson? Or at least try to get visitations established thru the court?

I had been raising my 6 1/2 grandson all his life. 100% by myself for the past 5 years with no help from his mother(my daughter) or his dad. 3 weeks ago his father showed up with his name finally on the B.C. & they also called DCF making outrageous false allegations concerning my 16yo son. The... Read more »

Camila Martin
Camila Martin answered on Jul 29, 2021

You should consult with an attorney that can assist you after getting more information on your particular case. You could file a Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family in Family Court where a Judge will make a determination on whether or not it is in the child's best interest that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What are my rights if my fiance is cheating on me and we have a 2yr old and own a home together in Orlando FL

I would prefer to keep the house and just refinance without him on there, but I am not sure I can afford it, although I was head of household for 2020.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 26, 2021

If you are not married, you can't seek a divorce (or dissolution). Thus the laws for disposition of marital property do not apply. Instead, you would have to sue him for "partition" of the property. The property would be sold and each of you would get part of the proceeds.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Calculating child support using the Florida child support guideline worksheet.

Is line 9b subtracted from line 9a to determine cost from father to mother? (If lines 10-21 are not applicable because father has less than 73 nights.)

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Jul 21, 2021

No subtraction. Whoever has the greater number pays that number.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Can my dad take my phone away if i’m 17 and he paid for it?

He paid for the phone and pays for the phone bill but he can just stop that can he take my phone legally?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 19, 2021

Yes.

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