How NOT to Pay Child Support
You have a child, and you are separated from the child’s mother. She has not put you onchild support, but you want to give her money each month to help her with expenses related to the child. You should keep track of any money given to her, and give her money in a way that is verifiable. Why? Because the mother can request that you be put on child support at any time. Once the Florida Department of Revenue or local Child Support office files a petition for support on the mother’s behalf, you, as the father, are immediately subject to owe “back support” for up to two years prior to the petition being filed. Florida will give you credit for any voluntary payments made during that time, IF you can prove that you made those payments.
Related:Retroactive Child Support vs. Any cash given to the child is a gift, and is not child support. If the mother denies cashing the money orders, you would then have to pay $15.00 per money order to get proof of whether it was cashed. Make use of the subject line to write something like “June 2015 child support for Jane”. If you don’t have carbon copies, take a photo of the check before delivery. The check should designer perfume replica hermes
also show up electronically once cashed, and a photo can be printed from your bank’s website.
Emily Dunn, Esq. is a family law attorney and passionate advocate for fathers and families who does her best to resolve disputes while maintaining the parties’ long term relationship by bringing a cooperative approach to the table.