Age of Emancipation & State Jurisdiction
by Mabel from Florida
Age of Emancipation & State Jurisdiction:
If born in one state , but moved to another, do you go by the age of the state the child was born or the one you live in?
My son was born in NYC, we moved to Florida in 2000.
I paid Child Support for 7 years on a one on one agreement no court to his Dad, and now my son has been living with me for 2 years.
And we decided the same but sometimes he paid and sometimes he didn't so I filed for Child support.
Will he pay me until he's 18 or 21, and how far back can they go for back child support since he's 18 now?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
From what you have told me your child support order is a Florida Court Order.
In Florida the age of majority is 18.
Sometimes Florida child support orders were written so that the child support must be paid beyond the age of 18.
However, unless it was specified, or if doesn't say the age at all, then it is most likely age 18.
Generally, you can collect retroactive child support two years in arrears -- but that is with no court order for support -- simply a finding that child support should have been paid.
If there was a child support court order in place and payments were not made in full, then the child support is owed until paid. There is no statute of limitations on Florida child support. Notice:
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