Florida Child Support FAQs

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Most Popular Child Support Questions

Prevent License Suspension for Non-Payment of Child Support 
I need form cs-ef45 to stop driver license suspension. Driver license being suspended due to arrears payment overdue. Answer to Florida Child …

Blank Pro Se Motion 
I was sent a letter in the mail stating I needed to file a standard motion to have the child support payment sent directly to me instead of going through …

Florida Motion for Contempt and Enforcement
I just received my ex' attorney driven Motion For Contempt and Enforcement. It states that since Nov. 1, 1999 I have been ordered to pay $326 ...



Most Recent Answers to Child Support Questions


Changing Child Support Amount Due to Increase in Income 
My ex has a commission only job however he has been there over a year and has had a substantial increase in his pay. How can I get the child support …

How to Get Credit for Child Support Arrearage 
I lived with my children's mother for seven years after a break up during which she was awarded a child support order. After reconciling, she never …


More Answers to Florida Child Support Questions


Child Support Obligation 
Child Support Obligation: My sons are turning 18 and graduating from high school. Their father has asked me to call the court to initiate the cancellation …

Child Support Trial 
I have received by mail an order setting non-jury trial, stating the Department of Revenue on my behalf is against my kid's father, the defendant. I initiated …

Child Support Amendment After 4 Years 
I wanted to know if I could amend my child support based on my ex spouses inability to get a job. We agreed to my current support obligation in mediation …

Respondent Served Support Papers 
My child's father was just served with child support documents. This case was opened 3 years ago and he has married and has had 2 other children since …

Contesting Child Support & Paternity 
My fiance was just served with notice, by the Fl Dept. of Revenue, that an ex-girlfriend is suing for child support. She lives in Leon County, Florida …

Child Support Scam 
OK, I've been waiting for my child support since February of 2010! My baby's dad put in the money 2 weeks ago but he has the e-card so he pulls it out …

Update Name Change for Child Support 
How long does it take to change your name, if you get married, on a child support case? I got married October of 2009 and I have sent in the required …

Revoking Driver License For Child Support 
Recently, my ex received a notice to suspend his Driver's License from the clerk of courts since he is in arrears by $11,000. The notice to suspend gives …

Child Support & Food Stamps 
My daughter's father and I live together with our 1 month old. Our household income is gone temporarily because of my unpaid maternity leave. I am applying …

New Wife & Child Support Obligations 
My husband has primary custody of his son who is turning 17 in September. The child moved back in with his mother against his father's wishes and the …

Child Support Review 
How can I file a Child support reduction? My oldest boy turned 18 back on 10/12/08 but he graduated from High School on 5/30/2009. Do I get any retroactive …

Child Support License Suspension Failure to Pay 
Suspension of License for failure to pay the court ordered amount of child support. I was hurt in an accident in December 2009 and have been unable to …

Child Support & Unemployment 
My ex-husband was laid off from his job. He will be receiving unemployment. He is court ordered to pay child support payments and back alimony payments. …

Child Support Obligations of New Spouse 
When does the spouse of a non-custodial parent become obligated for the husband's child support? My son and his first wife divorced and they had a child. …

Child Support & New Marriage 
Hello, I got married recently to now my husband and he is currently paying child support to his ex wife. We both have separate accounts and everything …

Child Support & Paternity DNA Test 
An ex girlfriend called me and told me that she just took a DNA test and the guy she thought was the child's father isn't and that I must be the father …

Answer To Summons Florida Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support 
I got divorce almost 3 years ago and my ex lives in Florida. He never paid child support and he owes the State of Florida almost 13,000. Now he went …

Order by a General Magistrate Exception to Order 
A magistrate has entered an Order on my Petition for modification of child support. It did not take into account the facts presented. And the Magistrate …

Florida Child Support Form for Temporary Relief 
I pay child support for two children. My eldest child is 23 and no longer lives with his mother. My sixteen year old daughter now lives with me full time …

Represent Myself in a Child Support Hearing 
I have been trying to get child support for 3 years. I formally started the process back in September 2008. Then the process was stopped because my …

Child Support Motion To Intervene 
I just received a motion to intervene and modify child support by the state. They want to see all of my personal info and documents for the past two …

Child Support Change in Circumstances 
I have been paying child support for the last 6 years. My daughter had always lived with her mom. About 1 year ago my ex (we were never married) brought …

Child Support Increase Modification 
Child Support Increase Modification: My daughter turns 18 in March 2011 and she graduates in June 2011. My ex filed a motion on or about April 2008 to …

Child Support Enforcement Hearing 
What happens at the first CSE hearing? I have a notice that I will have my first CSE hearing. My ex will not show as he has a felony warrant out for him. …

Father of Children Left & Not Supporting Them 
I filed a Petition for Paternity and Other Related Relief in 2007. The father of the children (2 boys) never filed anything but did show for mediation. …

Calculating The Timeshare Child Support Amount 
Is there anyone to help me? I do not understand how to figure out the 50/50 timeshare amount that my ex husband is responsible to pay. His monthly income …

Child Support Amount & Self Employed 
Both parents are self employed so our incomes vary each month. How will this be calculated for support? Is it based on our annual tax return? Is it averaged …

Request for Admissions Child Support 
I am currently in the process of working through visitation/custody with my daughter's mother. I will be filing a parenting plan and financial affidavit …

Deducting Medical Expenses & Extracurricular Activities From Child Support 
My Settlement states all medical expenses (i.e. co-pays, OTC medications, and services not covered by insurance) and all children's extracurricular activities …

New Child, Child Support 
My infants father has three older children which he pays $250.00 + $30.00 arrears a week. None of the other children require daycare. The fathers monthly …

Served Child Support Papers 
My ex husband is suing me for child support. He and the children reside in Florida. My residence is in NJ. I do not have the money for a lawyer. How …

Medical Expenses After Emancipation 
I have been divorced for quite some time. My children are now over the age of majority, and regular child support payment have not stopped, per the decree. …

Bank Records & Child Support Modification 
In the state of Florida can a court order a spouse of the non-custodial parent to show her banking records that are in her name only in a child Modification …

Unpaid Child Support Over 30 Days 
My daughter's father was ordered by the State of Mississippi to pay child support in February of this year. I live in Florida. He started getting his …

Child Support & Student Loans 
Are student loans applicable as a source of income when calculating child support payments? Father of minor child worked full time up until June of 2008. …

Child Support & Credit Report 
The child support my husband paid has been paid in full and the child is now 19, so he has not had to pay in over a year. He applied for a credit card …

Confusing Court Paperwork 
I am currently a single father that has had custody of my daughter for the past year and a month. I am really lost in the paper work but I will find …

Child Support Enforcement Delay 
How long does it take to hear back once I filed for child support? I filed for child support a year and a half ago and have not heard anything. It seems …

Who Should Get Child Support 
My child will turn 18 in August 2010 and still in school to finish his High school. He doesn't want to live with his mom after turning 18 and want to …

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet Instructions 
Am I (the petitioner) supposed to send the respondent a copy of all the forms? SECTION IV. CHILD SUPPORT GUIDLINES WORKSHEET has a section that states …

Form to Get Child Support Payments 
What form do I need to get my ex-husband to pay child support? We were divorced in 2000. It was a one signature divorce because I wasn't aware of his …

Request Child Support Paperwork 
I am currently in the process of applying for Financial Aid to continue with my education. My financial Aid office is seeking paperwork stating that I …

Waive Child Support Before Birth 
I've tried to get back with him so I can have a family for this child like any other couple would do when accident like this happens but he doesn't want …

Child Support & Adoption 
I have a child with an ex that is currently living in New York. Her husband has hired an attorney to adopt my daughter and both my ex and her husband …

How to Contest Paternity 
How do I contest paternity? I have a summons for child support. I know for a fact that one child isn't mine and the other may not be. I need to ask the …

Can Custodial Parent Waive Child Support in Florida 
My wife and I are getting divorced and we both have a 2 year old child. However, she has said that she does not want any child support from me. Is it …

Disestablishing Paternity in Florida 
My fiance has mild-moderate retardation. An ex girlfriend of his had him sign the birth certificate of a child she later stated was not his. Following …

Child Support Modification & New Marriage 
I have a child support from my first marriage. I'm married again and I have 2 kids, can I get a reduction in the child support? Answer to Florida …

Fathers Rights & Child Support 
We have a lawyer but I feel like they are just sitting there not doing a thing. Here's the case. Three years ago my nephew was born, the mother told my …

Child Support Enforcement Order 
Can child support enforcement garnish wages without a court order for arrears. My ex wife is in Georgia, I am in Florida she has told Georgia that …

Proof of Ex Husbands Salary for Modification of Child Support 
I was divorced just under a year ago. My ex-husband is taking me back to court to sue to lower the child support. He has not had any major financial …

Multiple Children and Child Support Cases 
Can I combine 3 Children child support with the same father (3 different mothers) on one 12.905b? Answer to Florida Child Support Question …



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