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    Default Florida child support re: juvenile detention resident

    In the state of Florida is it fraudulant for a custodial parent to continue to collect child support from a non-custodial out of state (Missouri) parent when that minor child is detained in a Florida juvenile detention camp (being out of the custodial home for a period of time in excess of a year)?

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    Default Re: Florida child support re: juvenile detention resident

    The state will sometimes seek child support from parents for kids in its custody.

    Just so this is clear - is it that the non-custodial parent was out-of-touch with his family, and thus didn't know that his child was in detention, or is it that it simply didn't occur to him for more than a year that he could petition to modify support?

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    Default Re: Florida child support re: juvenile detention resident

    The non-custodial parent (father in MO) has never had contact and has been paying child support since the custodial parent (mother in FL) filed in Florida 1998, the child has been out of the mother's home in juvenile detention and youth camps since 2003 (age 14) until May 2006 (age 17.) The father payed support through out that time '03-'06 (no arrearages just awarded obligation) and continues to do so (until the child turns 18 this Oct.) The father's where abouts have been known by the mother since 1998 (according county clerk records) and he was never notified. The mother collects under an alias and has this year updated her address to HHS from her mother's address to her own (she purchased a home and has been living there since 2002.)
    is this considered fraud? modifications, aside has she committed a crime?

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    Default Re: Florida child support re: juvenile detention resident

    Why would it be fraud? What did the mother actually misrepresent? The father knew what the child support order was, chose not to keep in touch with his child, and did not seek to modify the support.

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    Default Re: Florida child support re: juvenile detention resident

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    The non-custodial parent (father in MO) has never had contact and has been paying child support since the custodial parent (mother in FL) filed in Florida 1998, the child has been out of the mother's home in juvenile detention and youth camps since 2003 (age 14) until May 2006 (age 17.) The father payed support through out that time '03-'06 (no arrearages just awarded obligation) and continues to do so (until the child turns 18 this Oct.) The father's where abouts have been known by the mother since 1998 (according county clerk records) and he was never notified. The mother collects under an alias and has this year updated her address to HHS from her mother's address to her own (she purchased a home and has been living there since 2002.)
    is this considered fraud? modifications, aside has she committed a crime?
    No, Mom did not do anything legally wrong. CP's usually are not required to keep absent NCPs informed of child's activities. Quite often though the state will want to be reimbursed for expenses of child while in state care. So if Florida does come after the father for reimbursement he should show proof of CS paid to mother.

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