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I have a question about being sued for child support

Naples, FL |
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You don't appear to have asked a question here, so it's hard to give an answer. (Please see this Guide: .)

It is possible for a parent to have to pay child support for a child even after their parental rights have been revoked.

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You need not have parental rights or time sharing rights with a child to have a child support obligation. If you have been ordered to pay child support and you wish to establish your parental rights with the child/ren then you will need to file a Petition to Establish Paternity and Related Relief. My legal guide regarding this type of matter may be of interest to you and can be found here:


Daniel Bachert, Esq.
The Bachert Law Firm, P.A.
330 Clematis Street, Suite 222
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 653-3951

Please be aware and advised that this public forum is designed to provide only general information, to give you a basis of legal knowledge. This public forum does not give you attorney-client privilege. You and I have not entered into an attorney-client relationship. I am not responsible for your legal rights and this answer is based solely on the information you have provided in your question and as always, I would advise that you arrange for an in person consultation with an attorney from my firm or another Family Law attorney familiar with Florida Family Law who can analyze the specific facts and circumstances of your case more closely to better advise you.


You have not supplied enough facts to receive a meaningful answer in this forum. You may want to repost, making it clear as to whether your rights were taken away or you surrendered them and whether or not there is a court order regarding child support and who (i.e. mother, Department of Revenue, some other party, etc.) is suing you for child support.

Eileen D. Jacobs, Esq.
Office: 2505 W. Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-9600
(813) 877-1500 (fax)
Mailing: P.O. Box 14953
Clearwater, Florida 33766-4953
(727) 787-6595


I agree with my colleague, there actually is no question asked here. However, if you have not established your parental rights you are still on the hook for child support. If they have been terminated as a matter of law, then that is a different story.

I am happy to discuss you case, if you want to contact my office (239) 732-6631.

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