Retroactive Child Support

Everyone knows that a Florida court can order a parent to pay child support up until the child is 18 years, or even beyond.  But can a court order a parent to pay retroactive child support (child support that covers a period of time prior to the filing of a court action)?

Section 61.30, Florida Statutes, provides that a court can order a parent to pay up to two years’ worth of retroactive child support.  It does not matter whether the action is for dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, or support unconnected with dissolution of marriage.

If you want to learn more about child support, you may schedule a consultation with The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., by calling us at 813-443-0615 or filling out our contact form.

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