What constitutes abandonment by a non-custodial parent who has not paid court-ordered child support nor seen the child in 5 years?

Answer Answer There are a few states that have laws which pertain directly to the designation of parental abandonment. The majority of states make such rulings on the individual case circumstances. There... Read More »

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What constitutes abandonment by a non custodial parent who has not paid court ordered child support nor seen the child in 5 years?

If non custodial parent owes back child support and the child goes to live with the non custodial parent does the custodial parent at that point have to begin paying child support?

Yes, in most circumstances. However, you need to notify the court of the change in circumstances as soon as possible. The existing child support order and custody order will remain in effect until ... Read More »

Can a Florida custodial parent receive child support from the non custodial parent even if the custodial parent owes child support for the same children from a previous case?

That's up to the judge, but generally is only applicable when a father gets custody while owing, as only 7 out of 1000 mothers pay support to custodial fathers.

If the non-custodial parent hasn't seen or been in the child's life for more than 3 years is it abandonment?

Answer Emotionally yes, legally no. If a child support order has not been adhered to, as orderd by the court, that is a legal matter. Sadly, a parent cannot be forced to take an active part in the... Read More »