Respondent Served Support Papers
by Anonymous from Florida
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 then. We both live in the state of Florida, just on opposite sides. What is the next step?
What happens if he chooses not to cooperate or submit the requested documentation?
My child is now 14 years old and I have not received any child support in the past 3 years. How far back will the court go to obtain arrears?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
If there was no previous child support order in place at all, retroactive child support can usually be ordered for two years.
If he refuses to cooperate and refuses to submit the required documentation the court will order child support anyway.
If there was a child support order in place three years ago when the case was first opened, then the court can order him to pay child support from that point on.
It is actually in his best interests to submit his financial affidavit so that the child support order can take into account his two other children (if he is supporting them).Notice:
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