Support obligation during summer visitation
During the time that my son visits me in Alabama for summer visitation, am I required to still pay support to his mother? We have no current order. PA discharged the case since I've moved here. Custodial parent is in FL, I am in Alabama. She has not filed in FL for support or custody, yet. We have a verbal agreement and I mail her a check each month. Since my son was with me, and I supported him, am I required to still pay the support for the time he was with me?
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Re: Support obligation during summer visitation
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Under Florida law, the obligation for child support does not stop while the children are visiting the non-custodial parent. Inasmuch as you state that there is not a child support order in effect, it would be a decision that you would have to make with the mother as to whether or not you will continue to pay while you have the children.
Scott R. Jay, Esq.