Florida Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: What age do u have to pay child support in minnesota till

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Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It has nothing to do with Florida law, so you should ask this in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Minnesota › Child Support ›. But if there is a child support order in place, you would normally abide by the terms of that order.

Q: Can child support be mandated in NJ when a mother leaves FL without court order, custody order or permission.

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Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Certainly, but for the particulars of New Jersey law on the subject, you should post in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › New Jersey › Child Support ›. In most places, child support and visitation don't depend on each other at all; a parent can be made to pay child support whether or not he gets any visitation.

Q: I currently receive child support. Is there legal aid help I can get to increase payments,if I cannot afford a lawyer?.

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Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Contact your local legal aid office and ask if they provide this service.

Q: My daughter lives with me now I’am the one paying the child , I live in Florida but the case is in Alabama

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Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You must start with the court in Alabama that issued the child support order and ask for a modification.

Q: I have a court order in Florida & now stay in TX. My kids stay with me now, do I still have to pay child support?

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Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
The Florida court order remains in effect until you go to court in Florida to modify or terminate the order.

Q: I would like to know what deductions are allowed if you self employed and modifying your child support

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Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Perhaps this section, part of Chapter 61, is what the judge was talking about: Florida Statute 61.1301 Income deduction orders.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.1301.html

Q: Is health insurance premiums for children divided by the number of children that are on the policy when factoring child?

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Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You first have to determine the cost for the children only. Once you have that number the person paying the premium should not be receiving credit for more than they are paying. One possible method is to divide the children's portion of the premium by 3 so that one father pays 2/3 and the other pays 1/3.

Q: My child support case was dismissed, do I receive my taxes back from last year since child support took it?

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Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
That depends where the money is now. If they are still holding it and the court ordered that you do not owe it then you can get it back. If it was already sent to the payee and the court said that you do not owe it then you need to take the payee back to court to try and recover it.

Q: I'm 50 years old can I collect Pennsylvania court ordered child support arrears from his estate

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Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Probably (assuming the child support was supposed to be paid to you as the custodian of the child, and he was the person who was supposed to pay child support), but you really should have asked your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Pennsylvania ›, because it pertains to Pennsylvania law, not Florida law.

Q: If my baby mom is in a abuse relationship can I get custody of my kids she always threatening to put me on child support

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Answered on Feb 24, 2019
Veronica LaVerne Robinson's answer
You could file a Petition to Establish Paternity, Timesharing, and Child Support in family court so that you can obtain time and rights to your child if there is no legal DCF case. If there is a legal DCF case, then you can ask for custody in the DCF court.

Q: Why should i have to place my child father on child support to receive benefits for me when he already cooperates with

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Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You may not be his responsibility, but supporting your children is the responsibility of both of you. Therefore the state requires that he help it support them.

Q: How does disability from the military/VA factor into child suport

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Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Child support in Florida is based on each parent's net income. If a parent is receiving disability payments then they are included in their income.

Q: I am unsure about jurisdiction in a child support/custody case.

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Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
As far as custody is concerned, the judge in Minnesota was referring to the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Act, which is law in both Minnesota and Florida. There is an exception, however, when neither party to the original custody decree is still in the state where the custody decree was entered. Thus, since neither parent still lives in Minnesota, the Florida courts could entertain an action to modify custody.

Q: Divorce needed. The couple has been separated for 18 years, the child is almost 21, back child support is being paid

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Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Heather Lee Mayer's answer
Yes, you could be assisted with this but more information would be necessary. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with my office feel free to call (904) 330-0289 or email us at tyson.denson.law@gmail.com.

Q: Where do I ask for child support Puerto Rico or in Florida?

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Answered on Jan 30, 2019
David Alfred Carroll's answer
Child support in either place if you going through the Department of revenue. He can go to the local Florida Department of revenue child support enforcement office and their staff will guide you. Typically if the case must be litigated in Puerto Rico, then Florida will gather your information, and send it to their sister agency in Puerto Rico to process the child support. If you want to litigated yourself, then you would need to speak with an experienced local family law attorney to determine...

Q: What happens in the case of two parents having a verbal agreement on 50/50 custody rights

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Answered on Jan 30, 2019
David Alfred Carroll's answer
Please look at Florida statute chapter 61.13 which outlines the factors and considerations the court will look at the making a determination of the appropriate parenting plan and time-sharing for the parents. A verbal agreement is fine as long as the parties continue to agree. It is better to have a written agreement, and even better to have a fully formed parenting plan and or court order. You may want to speak with an experienced local family law attorney to see what they suggest and help...

Q: When we get Married will any of my income be taken as part of his Net income for child support to his ex wife?

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Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
No, your income will not be taken to pay the child support he owes.

If you file your income tax return as "married filing jointly" (which usually is the best way to file), and if the tax refund is garnished, the IRS has a form you can file; it's called an "injured spouse" form. That should enable you to get your portion of the refund.

Q: Can obligee have cs taken by the State of Fl for some reason? Ex says FL is keeping her cs. Or is she lying to get mo $?

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Answered on Jan 28, 2019
David Alfred Carroll's answer
You can contact the Florida Department of Revenue directly to see how the money you are paying is being handled. Typically, child support belongs to the child. Therefore, it cannot be interfered with by the court. However there are many exceptions when it comes down to child support, and it may be possible that the money is being redirected in some manner. Instead of relying on the mother to provide you with information, you should get it on your own from the department of revenue, that way you...

Q: I haven’t seen my kids in months, mother will not let me see them, we don’t currently have a agreement in place

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Answered on Jan 28, 2019
David Alfred Carroll's answer
If you strongly believe your child is in danger, then you may want to reach out to the Florida Department of Children and Families for help. You make a report to the phone number 1-800-96ABUSE. Getting DCF involved can be good or bad and you need to independently waive those options and see what's best for your family.

You should speak with an experienced local family law attorney, one that has dealt with child abuse, and see about enforcement or modification of custody. If you are the...

Q: As the child (35 yr now)never received child support from her father while living in PR can she claim the total pension?

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Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Unless your mother got a judgment before you turned 18 she probably cannot recover past due child support so many years later. Since child support was owed to the parent if you are the child you have no standing (independent right) to collect past due child support.

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