Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations)/child support florida


i have a hearing today and i know this is really not the best time to ask about this, but i really don't know what to expect. i do not know if my child's father has gotten a lawyer or not, do i need one? depending upon what happens today, will i be able to modify anytime soon if i walk into an ambush of sorts? my child is 17 and we have never officially filed for support, but he has been paying me support here and there and providing insurance. i just would like to know basics of this whole process.

thanks! any help you can give is great.

Hi Neidre, its very difficult to advise you when I don't know what the hearing is for. I initially assumed it was a child support matter but with a child of 17 and your statement that "we have never officially filed for support" tends to dismiss that assumption. I hope the action went well for you but unfortunately without more information there is little I can advise you on.


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Dan Bachert


I can respond to questions pertaining to Florida Family Law within the specific areas of Divorce, Child Custody, Child Timesharing, Alimony and Child Support Enforcement/Modification, Equitable distribution, and Inter Family Adoptions.


Actively practicing Family law in the Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for the past eleven years.

Florida Bar, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, BNI

Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University; Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law

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