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Asked on: 9/08/13, 3:23 pm

In florida if children are adopted by a stepparent id the biological parent still liable for child support.

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Answered on: 9/08/13, 3:48 pm by John Smitten

arrears yes, current support no.


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Answered on: 9/08/13, 4:38 pm by Gregory Buckley

Generally, the biological parent's parental rights are terminated at the time of the step-parent adoption, so no current child support would be due. However, any child support arrearage that existed at the time of the termination of parental rights would still be owed.


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