Child Support Modifications to Stop an Order for Support

by Massi from Houston, Texas

My Ex-Husband and I remarried in April of last year after being apart for 7 years.

We have two daughters that he paid child support for and still is.

How do we stop the order now that we are remarried?

Answer to Florida Child Support Question

Dear Massi,

If you are now living in Texas and the original support order was entered in Florida, you have two options. The first option is to file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support with the supporting forms and request that support payments be stopped because of your new circumstances.

The second option would be to have jurisdiction transferred from Florida to Texas because that is where the children are now living, and then petition the Texas court to stop child support payments because of your new circumstances.

You'll have to speak to a local Texas attorney for advice on how to do this. If you can attend a child support modification hearing in Florida, the first option might be the quickest and least painful. Have a look at our Modifying Child Support in Florida page for more information.

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Terminating the enforcement of child support payments.
by: Anonymous

I filed for child support enforcement early last year and got it approved in the late November last year. I received child support starting this January and would like it to stop at all.

I will be out of work for a while and the father will be the one supporting our son while I go back to school. I wanted to stop the child support, but how and where do I start?

--Contact the child support enforcement office at the Florida Department of Revenue. They have a new on-line web-chat feature that we highly recommend. --Staff

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