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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can my ex boyfriend move out of state while a paternity action is pending?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 5, 2020

Relax. Your lawyer will handle all these questions and do a good job for you. If you do not have a lawyer you should get one immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I am in a similar situation as above, when they garnish child support do they take the whole child support

I I am only ordered to pay arrearages and I have been up to date never made a late payment never missed a payment my question to you is will that the law I am in a wrongful-death settlement we are in a wrongful-death gets I $5,000 being the mother my son's Aunt has custody of him she took me... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 1, 2020

If you will please restate this enormous unreadable run-on sentence and add some commas to allow us to breath and some periods to tell us when one thought stops and the next thought begins and throw in a few paragraphs with first words capitalized I will come back here and try to help you. Whew.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: The father of my child hasn’t really been around and never provided financial help. Is there anything I can do?

The father of my child has never helped with our child’s utilities. No pampers, food, clothes etc... our child is now 3 and he claims that he now wants to be a part of his life. Is there any way that I can get money for all the three years he hasn’t helped out? I’m really in debt due to him... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 1, 2020

Yes. It's called child support. He can be ordered to pay. Contact the Florida Department of Revenue.

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Q: owe 3500 on arrears.case is close I am on SSI howcan I get it off my credit report and a paper it is not ow
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 31, 2020

You need to return to the court that issued the child support order and ask that it be updated. Then, with or without their help you can submit the order to the credit reporting bureaus.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: I received a "Full Collection Service Closure letter" from the State of Washington DCS what does it mean?

On the Letter #2 is checked stating DCS will stop providing services then box a is check there is no longer a child support order this came out of nowhere last payment I made was 10/1/2019 been unemployed since 10/1/2019

Thank you

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 31, 2020

It sounds like they are saying that your child support case is closed. You need to follow up with Washington state for an explanation.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can I change jurisdiction of custody and child support from WV to FL. This is a dom violence situation, we have 2 kids,

Out of my and my families fears, and being turned down 2 times for restraining order. I was granted the motion to move to FL to be close to my mom. However, my eldest (who has special needs) wanted to stay with his grandparents (ex’s parents). Although it was hard, with his history (my son) of... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 31, 2020

No, you can't "change jurisdiction". The Uniform Child Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, which has been adopted by both states, would require that jurisdiction remain with the West Virginia court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I have full custody if my ex is not feeding our girls right, or caring for them good enough?

Please i really need help. My soon to be ex husband used to work as a law enforcement for the last 15 years. He suffers from extreme ADHD which got him retired, even though he is been treated, he has problems sleeping, controlling his anger,and with concentration. My girls hate being with him,and... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 30, 2020

You need to consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you in whatever motions or pleadings that need to be filed. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know that you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My daughters mom left when she was 9 mos now shes 4 yrs and wants take her from me and have me pay support

When my daughter was 9months old her mother decided she didnt want to be a mom gave me verbal custody (which I have documented) and left us both and now she is 4yrs old her mom is wanting to take her from me and have me pay her child support is this legal?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 30, 2020

You need to file a Petition for Paternity in your local court to protect your rights. The court will consider what has happened over the past four years when it decides on a timesharing plan for the child. Child support is a right of the child and will be ordered based on each parent's net... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: If you're order is from Puerto Rico is the same in usa
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 29, 2020

You appear to be asking whether a child support order from a court in Puerto Rico "is the same" as child support orders from other states and territories of the United States. It would depend on what you mean by "the same".

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can my ex take me back to court for more child support after 7 years keeping the kids from me?

My ex got with a man that didn't want me to talk to my two kids she went missing for 7 years in another state. She just reached out to me its been 7 years I haven't heard from her or my kids. She is harassing me and threatening me to take me back to court. She has the kids calling me and... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 26, 2020

Child support is modifiable in Florida until the children reach eighteen or otherwise emancipate. Likewise you have the right to go back to court to enforce your timesharing rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can I get temp custody of ex husbands grandchildren?

Ages 11 and 15 they are now living w me. Mother addict, father jail for life. I need temp custody for emergencies. Mother is also collecting food stamps and government checks for them that we coukd really use. What should I do?

Mother is an addict, father prison for life. Biological... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 26, 2020

Have you spoken with mom and dad about temporary custody? It doesn't sound like you are biologically related to the children. Where are mom and dad's parents? You should consult with a local attorney regarding your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: I was put on child support in 2015, but it shows that a case was open in 2009 that I wasn't aware of.

It also shows that I am delinquent on payments, but payments are taken out weekly from my pay checks.

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 23, 2020

More information is needed to formulate an answer to your statement! For example, what is the effective date on your support order? Are you being charged arrears? I suggest you consult with a local attorney to help you figure it out. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: I have a question about child support payments.
Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 23, 2020

What's your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: What does "The Child Support Program withdrew the driver license action because the case is no longer eligible" mean?

I'm the custodial parent and i checked the status of my case and this is what was posted.... What does it mean?

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 23, 2020

There are a number of actions available to the FL DOR when dealing with delinquent child support payments. One of which, is suspension of FL DL. Based on the information you provided, my interpretation is that the department was in the process of submitting a DL suspension to the FL DHSMV. However,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I pay child support but I do not have a way to contact ex-wife anymore.

we use to talk but I guess numbers have changed again. Before when numbers changed I knew where she lived but now I have no way to get ahold of her and it has been 6 months

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 22, 2020

And what do you want to know? Do you have to continue paying child support? Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT DEFAULT what does this mean? I don't understand.
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 17, 2020

You don't give much information; what does what mean? A lawsuit is started by service of notice (process) on the defendant (the person being sued). If you have been defaulted, you must have failed to do something (such as filing a response to the complaint filed against you). A default... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I received two letters. In shock. First letter states F.S. 742.021(2). Second support. Meaning?

I know nothing about a child conceived 12yrs ago

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 17, 2020

742.021(2) has to do with determination of paternity. Without seeing the letters, I'm assuming someone is claiming you are the biological father of a child and you are being sued for child support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I share custody of my child. Thier mother and I were never married. Since they were born I have claimed my child on

My taxes. After I recieve the return I split the money with thier mother. I've been told that since I pay child support the money from the return should stay with me. My child lives mostly with their mom and her husband. I only get my child on every weekend and some holidays. I would like to... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 13, 2020

Has the child's mother objected to your claiming the child as a dependent? If not, if you are paying child support pursuant to a court order, and the order is silent regarding who may claim the child, what you have been told is correct: you don't have to pay the mother a portion of your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What is considered as a child “in need” of daycare ?

Current agreement says “as long as child is in need of daycare” I no longer need him to go to daycare as they don’t either when she can be with me. However they want me to continue paying for half for the two days when he could be spending that time with me.

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 12, 2020

"As long as child is in need of daycare" is rather vague. If the child is in daycare and you have contracted to pay half, then you have an obligation to pay your half. If there is no daycare expense, you should not have to pay. If you and the other party are able to communicate, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Why is it so hard to figure out child support?

Spouse filled out the worksheet and it seems very wacky. Somehow he calculated it as $60 bucks per kid. He makes about 6K a month and I make about 9K. He will have them for the weekends, though they rarely go over (they are teenagers) would rather hang with friends. I pay health insurance of about... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should have discovered to each other your financial affidavit. This document will show his and your net income. Once you have a financial affidavit and an idea of how many days per wee/month each of you will have the children among other factors, you can calculate child support amount using the... Read more »

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