Changes In Florida's Child Support Benefit You

There are new changes in Florida’s child support laws, which are intended to benefit you.

Child support obligations in Florida end when a child reaches 18-years-old, or high school graduation if the child turns 18 beforehand and has a reasonable expectation of graduation before turning 19-years-old.

Typically, a parent would have to file a Petition with the Court to formally end their child support obligation. If there were multiple children, the Court would recalculate the new child support obligation for the remaining children. The process could create a real financial hardship for the parent.

Florida’s child support orders now have to list the date the child support will self-terminate. If there are multiple children, the order must contain the dates showing when the child support for each child ends along with the new amounts for the remaining children.

     Posted on December 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm | No comment

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